"My Dear Sir, I have called on you, to solicit your vote & interest at the Athenaeum Club […] in favour of my brother, Erasmus Darwin".
12 Upper Gower St
My dear Sir
I have called on you, to solicit your vote & interest at the Athenæum
Club (if you ever attend the evening meetings) in favour of my
brother, Erasmus Darwin, at the ballot on next Monday (7
Believe me my dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | Charles Darwin
- f1 617f.f1The date is established by the date of the vote on Erasmus Alvey Darwin's candidacy for membership of the Athenaeum Club, Monday 7 February 1842 (see Correspondence vol. 2, letter to J. F. Royle, [2 February 1842] and n. 1, and n. 4, below). The preceding Thursday was 3 February.
- f2 617f.f2The balloting on candidates for membership of the Athenaeum Club was held between 9 and 10:30
- f3 617f.f3See n. 1, above.
- f4 617f.f4Erasmus became a member of the Athenaeum Club in 1842 (Waugh ).