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To a member of the Athenaeum Club   9 March [1874]1

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

March 9th.

My dear Sir

If you can attend the Ballotting at the Athenæum, will you be so kind as to give your vote (& exert any influence on others which you properly can) in favour of my nephew, Henry Parker.— He is a fellow of Oriel, & I can assure you that he is a fit man for election from his abilities, & in every other respect.— His ballot comes on at the first meeting on the 16th this month.2

Pray believe me, my dear Sir | Yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

The year is established by the reference to Henry Parker’s election to the Athenaeum Club, which took place in March 1874 (see Waugh [1888]).

Bibliography

Waugh, Francis Gledstanes. [1888.] Members of the Athenæum Club, 1824 to 1887. N.p.: privately printed.

Summary

Seeks correspondent’s support for his nephew, Henry Parker, for membership in the Athenaeum.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-9341
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Member of the Athenaeum Club
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Houghton Library, Harvard University (Autograph File, D)
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9341,” accessed on 14 December 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-9341.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 22

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