Thanks Academy on his election as a Corresponding Member.
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
I beg leave to acknowledge your letter, received this morning, in which you announce to me the distinguished honour conferred on me, by my election as a corresponding Member of the Royal Academy of Sciences of Berlin.—
With my sincere thanks for this great honour | I beg leave to remain | Sir | Your most
obedient servant | Charles Darwin
To the Secretary | Royal Acad. of Sciences
- f1 4043.f1CD was elected a corresponding member of the Royal Prussian Academy of Sciences on 23 February 1863; the diploma sent to CD is reproduced in Appendix III. The letter referred to has not been found; however, it was probably written by either Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg or Johann Franz Encke, who, as the secretaries for the physical-mathematical section of the academy, were the joint signatories of the diploma. The academy comprised two sections: the physical--mathematical and the philosophical--historical; the former encompassed biological as well as physical sciences (Harnack 1900).