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To John Washington, Secretary, Royal Geographical Society   16 May 1840

12 Upper Gower St

May 16th 1840

Sir

I beg leave to inform you, that I shall have much pleasure in accepting the honour of being proposed as a member of the Council of the Geographical Society.1

I have the honour to remain | Sir | Your obedient servant | Charles Darwin To | Capt. Washington R.N.

Secretary to the Geograp. Soc

Footnotes

CD had become a member of the Society in 1838. Elected to the Council on 25 May 1840, he served for only one year.

Summary

Has much pleasure "in accepting the honour of being proposed as a member of the Council of the Geographical Society".

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-568
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
John Washington ; Royal Geographical Society (Secretary, Royal Geographical Society)
Sent from
London, Upper Gower St, 12
Source of text
Royal Geographical Society
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 568,” accessed on 23 June 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-568

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 2

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