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From C. F. Martins   5 July 1876

Summary

Richard Gordon’s French translation of Climbing plants [1877] is half printed.

In Martins’ Introduction to [Éd. Barbier’s translation of] Insectivorous plants [1877] he wants to include a complete bibliography of CD’s works: their extent is not generally known in France.

Author:  Charles Frédéric Martins
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 July 1876
Classmark:  DAR 171: 62
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10557

From C. F. Martins   7 June 1877

Summary

All young intelligent French naturalists support CD. But the professors are afraid of being called materialists, atheists, or communists.

A paper of his ["Sur l’origine paléontologique", C. R. Hebd. Acad. Sci. 84 (1877): 534–7] met with silence, except from Bureau. If only France had become Protestant!

Author:  Charles Frédéric Martins
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 June 1877
Classmark:  DAR 171: 63
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10990

From C. F. Martins   3 February 1872

Summary

CD’s views, on which he has lectured, will succeed with time.

Joachim Barrande’s refutation cannot be impartial because he is a devout Catholic.

Many young French naturalists support CD but are silent for fear of their jobs. Houget has been reprimanded for his Darwinism.

Author:  Charles Frédéric Martins
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Feb 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8197

From C. F. Martins   23 June 1873

Summary

CM and Henri Sicard have given what CM thinks is the first zoology course in France based on descent of species.

In Rome he was struck by ancient Greek statues of mythical figures which use the idea of environmental influence. Ascribes these ideas to both CD and Lamarck.

Author:  Charles Frédéric Martins
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 June 1873
Classmark:  DAR 171: 61
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8947
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