Subscribes to present for Mrs J. T. Quekett only on condition that no public testimonial is planned for JTQ.
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
Should the Subscribers determine to make a present to M
Dear Sir | Yours faithfully | Charles Darwin
- f1 3300.f1The recipient is identified from an entry in CD's Account book (see n. 4, below).
- f2 3300.f2The year is provided by reference to the death of John Thomas Quekett (see n. 3, below).
- f3 3300.f3Isabella Mary Anne Quekett was the widow of John Thomas Quekett, professor of histology and conservator of the Hunterian Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons. Quekett had died, aged forty-six, on 20 August 1861 (DNB).
- f4 3300.f4There is an entry in CD's Account book (Down House MS) on 13 January 1862 that reads: `D
rBeale Queckett Testimonial 5/5'. Beale, professor of physiology and general and morbid anatomy at King's College, London, was, like Quekett, a noted microscopist.
- f5 3300.f5Beale was the honorary secretary of a working committee of the Royal College of Surgeons formed to enlist subscriptions to provide an educational endowment for Quekett's four sons (see Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science n.s. 2 (1862): 63).