Announces that the Council of the Royal Society has awarded CD the Copley Medal.
The Royal Society, | Burlington House, | W.
My dear Sir
It gives me very sincere pleasure to inform you that the Council of the Royal Society
have awarded you the Copley Medal for the eminent services you have rendered in the
three departments of geology zoology and botany. I hope that
your health will permit you to attend at the Anniversary Meeting on the
I beg that you will be so kind as to present my best compliments and congratulations to
Charles Darwin Esq
- f1 4651.f1On 3 November 1864, the Council of the Royal Society voted to award CD the Copley Medal `for his important Researches in Geology, Zoology, and Botanical Physiology' (Royal Society, Council minutes).
- f2 4651.f2Sabine refers to the anniversary meeting of the Royal Society on 30 November 1864. As president of the Society, Sabine wrote the address in which the recipients of the Society's medals were honoured (a portion of Sabine 1864 is transcribed in Appendix IV).