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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Albert Gaudry   28 December 1877

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Dec 28 . 1877

Dear Sir,

I thank you sincerely for your never-failing kindness in sending me your valuable works. I am sure that the one received to day will interest me greatly, judging from the extract given in the “Revue des Sciences”—1

I remain, dear Sir | with the greatest respect | Yours faithfully | Charles Darwin


Gaudry sent a copy of his book Les enchaînements du monde animal dans les temps géologiques: mammifères tertiaires (Series in the animal world over geological time: tertiary mammals; Gaudry 1878). CD’s copy is in the Darwin Library–Down. An extract from the book, ‘Les ruminants et leurs parents’ (Ruminants and their parents; Gaudry 1877), appeared in La Revue scientifique de la France et de l’étranger, 15 December 1877; CD’s annotated copy is in the Darwin Pamphlet Collection–CUL.


Gaudry, Albert. 1877. Les ruminants et leurs parents. La Revue scientifique de la France et de l’étranger 2d ser. 7: 553–67.


Thanks AG for his kindness in sending his valuable work [Les enchaînements du monde animal vol. 1 (1878)].

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Albert-Jean (Albert) Gaudry
Sent from
Source of text
Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Milan (Library: Fondo Gaudry b. 7, fasc. 28, doc. 6)
Physical description
LS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11293,” accessed on 12 August 2022,