Thanks CD for supporting his application to the Royal Society.
Harrow. | N.W.
Feb. 5. 1866.
My dear Sir,
Accept my grateful thanks for your kind & prompt reply to my bold request. The certificate shall be sent to you, probably in a few days. Among many others, Mr. Crawfurd, Prof. J. Clerk
Maxwell, Prof. T. Hewitt Key, Gen
If I should succeed I shall attribute my success far more to the influence of your great name than to any other circumstance.
Believe me, my dear Sir, | Sincerely and gratefully your's | Frederic W Farrar.
- f1 4998.f1See letter to F. W. Farrar, 3 February .
- f2 4998.f2CD had agreed to sign Farrar's certificate of candidature for election to fellowship of the Royal Society of London; see letter from F. W. Farrar, 1 February , and letter to F. W. Farrar, 3 February .
- f3 4998.f3John Crawfurd, James Clerk Maxwell, Thomas Hewitt Key, Andrew Scott Waugh, and John Evans were among the twenty fellows who signed Farrar's certificate (Royal Society of London, Certificates of election and candidature).
- f4 4998.f4Farrar was elected a fellow of the Royal Society on 7 June 1866 (Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 15 (1866--7): 189).
- f5 4998.f5Farrar was a master at Harrow, a boys' public school in Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex (DNB). Farrar's preface to The flora of Harrow (Melvill 1864) refers to the schoolboys' botanical work.