From Edward Sabine 3 November 1864
The Royal Society, | Burlington House, | W.
3d Nov 1864
My dear Sir
It gives me very sincere pleasure to inform you that the Council of the Royal Society have awarded you the Copley Medal for the eminent services you have rendered in the three departments of geology zoology and botany.1 I hope that your health will permit you to attend at the Anniversary Meeting on the 30th Inst. when I may have the pleasure of delivering the Medal to you.2
I beg that you will be so kind as to present my best compliments and congratulations to Mrs Darwin and believe me to remain | very sincerely yours | Edward Sabine
Charles Darwin Esq
Announces that the Council of the Royal Society has awarded CD the Copley Medal.