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Letter 4995

Darwin, C. R. to Farrar, F. W.

3 Feb [1866]

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    Will be pleased to sign FWF's certificate for the Royal Society if he can send it to CD, who does not have the strength to go to London.

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Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.

Feb 3.

My dear Sir

I shall have real pleasure in signing your certificate if you can send it to me here, for I have not strength to go to London. For the same reason I can be of little use in speaking to other members of the Royal Soc—which otherwise I shd have had much pleasure in doing.

Do not be disappointed if you are not elected this year, for the number of applicants in all branches of science is great; & very many excellent men are not elected the first year.

With my best wishes for your success | I remain my dear Sir | yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin

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    f1 4995.f1
    The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from F. W. Farrar, 5 February 1866.
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    f2 4995.f2
    Farrar had asked CD to sign his certificate as a candidate for fellowship of the Royal Society of London (see letter from F. W. Farrar, 1 February [1866]).
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    f3 4995.f3
    Farrar was one of fifteen new fellows, excluding foreign fellows, elected on 7 June 1866 (Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 15 (1866--7): 189).
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