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To Emile Alglave   [after 13 January 1877]1

Live in country, & so does not see your Review.— very much obliged if you wd send him copy of the article—2

If he has anything to comment, will accept your obliging offer, but not likely, as he is engaged in other work3

Ch Darwin


The date is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Emile Alglave, 13 January 1877.
See letter from Emile Alglave, 13 January 1877 and n. 2. Alglave evidently sent CD a copy of Delboeuf 1877, but it is missing from the Darwin Pamphlet Collection–CUL. CD did make a note of it, however, in his list of abstracts of quarto pamphlets (DAR 75: 99). CD evidently drafted this letter for his son Francis Darwin to write.
In his letter of 13 January 1877, Alglave asked CD to contribute an article or letter with his thoughts on Delboeuf 1877.


Delboeuf, Joseph. 1877. Les mathématiques et le transformisme. Une loi mathématique applicable à la théorie du transformisme. Revue scientifique de la France et de l’étranger 2d ser. 6: 669–79.


Has not seen Delboeuf’s article [see 10786] and would be obliged for a copy. He is not likely to have any comments as he is engaged in other work.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Émile Alglave
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 202: 8v
Physical description
ADraftS 1p (on 10786)

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10787,” accessed on 24 September 2021,