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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. J. Moulinié   22 November [1867]1

Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.

Nov 22

My dear Sir

I send by this day’s the 2nd & 3rd sheets of vol. 2.2 I hope you are making good progress in your dull & laborious undertaking.3 My object in writing now is to ask you whether vol. 1 will be published separately before vol. 2? In this case, I shd be much obliged if you wd give me the name & address of the publisher in Paris as I have mislaid it.

Pray forgive me for troubling you & believe me | with much respect | yours very faithfully | Charles Darwin


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from J. J. Moulinié, 25 November 1867.
CD refers to proof-sheets of Variation. The sheets were probably for Variation 2: 1–32.
Moulinié was translating Variation into French (see letter from J. J. Moulinié, 3 May 1867).


Variation: The variation of animals and plants under domestication. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1868.


Will volumes [of Variation] be published separately? What is name and address of publisher in Paris?

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Jean Jacques Moulinié
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Source of text
Bibliothèque de Genève (Ms suppl. 66, ff. 1–2)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5693,” accessed on 20 January 2022,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 15