Noting that he is not an M.D., he would be much gratified should the University of Breslau think fit to honour him.
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
My dear D
I am not an M.D. Should the University of Breslau think fit to honour me, I shall feel much gratified—
With my thanks for your note, pray believe me | Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin
- f1 3194a.f1The year is provided by the reference to the University of Breslau's honouring CD (see n. 2, below).
- f2 3194a.f2The degree of Honorary Doctor of Medicine and Surgery was awarded to CD by the University of Breslau in August 1861 (see letter from the University of Breslau, 4 August 1861). He received the diploma, transmitted by the secretary of the Prussian legation, in 1862 (see Correspondence vol. 10, letters from H. Albertof, 10 February 1862 and 13 February 1862). The diploma is in DAR 229.