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DCP-LETT-3194A

To Henry Bence Jones   23 June [1861]1

Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.

June 23d

My dear Dr. Bence Jones

I am not an M.D. Should the University of Breslau think fit to honour me, I shall feel much gratified—1

With my thanks for your note, pray believe me | Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

1
The degree of Honorary Doctor of Medicine and Surgery was awarded to CD by the University of Breslau in August 1861 (see letter from the University of Breslau, 4 August 1861). He received the diploma, transmitted by the secretary of the Prussian legation, in 1862 (see Correspondence vol. 10, letters from H. Albertof, 10 February 1862 and 13 February 1862). The diploma is in DAR 229.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-3194A
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Jones, H. B.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Walter R. Benjamin Autographs (dealers)
Physical description
1p

Summary

Noting that he is not an M.D., he would be much gratified should the University of Breslau think fit to honour him.

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3194A,” accessed on 13 February 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3194A

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