To W. A. Leighton 1 December 1840
12 Upper Gower St
December 1st. 1840
I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter, announcing to me, that I have been elected an Honorary Member of the Shropshire and North Wales Natural History and Antiquarian Society.— I should be much obliged, if you would on the first fitting occasion, express my high sense of the honour, which has been done me, by the Members of the Philosophical Institution of my native Town.
I sincerely trust, it may long prosper and spread that taste for the Natural Sciences, to which it owes its foundation.
I beg permission to deposit in the Library copies of two small papers, which have lately been published in the last Volume of the Geological Transactions.1
I have the honour to remain | Sir | Your obliged and obedient servant | Charles Darwin To | W. Allport Leigton Esqre.—
Hon. Sec & Cur | of | the Shropshire Nat Hist. & Antiq. Soc.
Acknowledges election as Honorary Member of Shropshire and North Wales Natural History and Antiquarian Society.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 584,” accessed on 27 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-584