Congratulates CD on George's success at Cambridge.
My dear M
I saw George's name in such a very conspicuous position in
the Times last evening, that I must write & congratulate you &
I hope you & M
Believe me | Yours affect
Kew W. | Sunday
- f1 5853.f1The date is established by the reference to the notice in The Times of the results of the Cambridge mathematical tripos (see n. 2, below).
- f2 5853.f2George Howard Darwin was second in the final examination for the mathematical tripos at Cambridge University; the notice appeared in The Times, 25 January 1868, p. 6.
- f3 5853.f3Frances was the daughter of John Stevens Henslow, who had been professor of botany at Cambridge.
- f4 5853.f4Essays on a liberal education was a collection of essays by leading classicists and educators, edited by Frederic William Farrar (Farrar ed. 1867). The essays criticised the traditional classical education offered in English schools and universities, and urged various reforms, such as the introduction of modern languages and science.
- f5 5853.f5George was elected to a fellowship at Trinity College, Cambridge, in autumn 1868 (ODNB).
- f6 5853.f6Henrietta Emma Darwin and Elizabeth Darwin.
- f7 5853.f7Frances refers to Joseph Dalton Hooker and Charles James Fox Bunbury. See letter from J. D. Hooker, [25 January 1868].