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Letter 568

Darwin, C. R. to Washington, John & Royal Geographical Society

16 May 1840

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    Has much pleasure "in accepting the honour of being proposed as a member of the Council of the Geographical Society".

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12 Upper Gower St

May 16th 1840

Sir

I beg leave to inform you, that I shall have much pleasure in accepting the honour of being proposed as a member of the Council of the Geographical Society.

I have the honour to remain | Sir | Your obedient servant | Charles Darwin

To | Capt. Washington R.N.

Secretary to the Geograp. Soc

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    CD had become a member of the Society in 1838. Elected to the Council on 25 May 1840, he served for only one year.
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