To Royal Geographical Society 23 April 
Down | Bromley | Kent
My dear Sir
Thank you for your obliging offer of putting me on the list for the Council of the Geographical Soc: I should feel much interest in serving in that capacity, but I find that coming up to town robs me of so much time, that I fear I should scarcely ever attend & would therefore prefer not at present being put on the list; some future year I trust I shall have more spare activity
Yours very sincerely | Charles Darwin April 23d
Thanks Jackson for putting him on list for Council of Geographical Society, but he is unable to serve.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 672,” accessed on 21 January 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-672