To F. W. Farrar 3 February 1
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
My dear Sir
I shall have real pleasure in signing your certificate if you can send it to me here, for I have not strength to go to London.2 For the same reason I can be of little use in speaking to other members of the Royal Soc—which otherwise I shd have had much pleasure in doing.
Do not be disappointed if you are not elected this year, for the number of applicants in all branches of science is great; & very many excellent men are not elected the first year.3
With my best wishes for your success | I remain my dear Sir | yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin
Will be pleased to sign FWF’s certificate for the Royal Society if he can send it to CD, who does not have the strength to go to London.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4995,” accessed on 20 February 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4995