Boer Politics eBook

Yves Guyot
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 138 pages of information about Boer Politics.

On April 6th I sent the following letter to Dr. Kuyper (registered).

     April 6th, 1900.

     SIR,

In a few days I shall have finished my replies to your article; they will then be published in pamphlet form.  I have the honour to ask you definitely whether you accept my proposal to precede them with your article in the Revue des Deux Mondes.

YVES GUYOT.

In answer to this I received the following letter from Dr. Kuyper written from the Grand Hotel, Paris: 

         GRAND HOTEL,
     12, BOULEVARD DES CAPUCINES,
       April 12th, 1900.

SIR,

My last letter informed you to what extent I could meet your
wishes.

Now that, without regard to my reply, you simply ask for the authorisation to print my article in a pamphlet which you propose to publish, I can only refer you to the person who has the power to dispose of the copyright.

     KUYPER.

I was under the impression that I had acted in accordance with the reply of Dr. Kuyper, who in his letter, March 28th, wrote:  “The copyright of my article belongs to the Editor of the Revue des Deux Mondes, without whose permission I can do nothing.  As I shall be in Paris before long I will ask him for it should your polemics seem to me to require a reply.”

But since Mr. Kuyper withdrew from the correspondence I wrote the following letter to Mr. Brunetiere, Editor of the Revue des Deux Mondes

     April 13th, 1900.

     TO THE EDITOR, SIR,

     In the Revue des Deux Mondes, February 1st, an article was
     published by Dr. Kuyper under the title of “La Crise
     Sud-Africaine.”

I have published a criticism upon it in Le Siecle; and in order that both sides of the question may be presented to the reader, I have asked Dr. Kuyper’s authorisation to reproduce his article in a pamphlet in which I purpose to collect my own.
On March 28th, Dr. Kuyper wrote me:  “The copyright of my article belongs to the editor of the Revue des Deux Mondes, without whose permission I can do nothing.  As I shall be in Paris before long I will ask him for it, should your polemic attack seem to me to require a reply.”
To-day Dr. Kuyper writes to me from the Grand Hotel, Paris:  “I can only refer you to the person who has the power to dispose of the copyright.”  Since I am asked by Dr. Kuyper to make the request which he had undertaken to make himself, I will do so.  I have the honour to ask you for the authorisation to publish Dr. Kuyper’s article which appeared in the Revue des Deux Mondes under the title of “La Crise Sud-Africaine,” and to inform me of your conditions for the reproduction.

     YVES GUYOT.

IV.  M. BRUNETIERE’S REFUSAL.

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