Is honoured by his election to the Philosophical Club [of the Royal Society].
Down Farnborough Kent
My dear Sir
I am much obliged to you for informing me that I have been elected a member of the Philosophical Club.— I feel extremely much pleased and honoured.—
With my thanks | I remain | Your's very faithfully
| C. Darwin
W. R. Grove Esq
- f1 1567.f1Grove was treasurer of the Philosophical Club of the Royal Society until the meeting of 24 April 1854, when Joseph Dalton Hooker was elected to succeed him (Bonney 1919, pp. 39, 259).
- f2 1567.f2CD was elected on 24 April 1854 (Bonney 1919, p. 39). See letter to J. D. Hooker, 26 March , in which CD asked Hooker to propose him for membership of the Philosophical Club.