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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-7667

To J. P. Knight   8 April 1871

Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.

Ap. 8 1871

Mr Darwin presents his compliments to the Secretary of the Royal Academy & is much obliged for the honour of the invitation for the Anniversary dinner;1 which honour he is obliged to decline on account of the state of his health.

Footnotes

1
CD may refer to the banquet held by the Royal Academy of Arts on 29 April 1871 to inaugurate the opening of that year’s Exhibition (The Times, 1 May 1871, p. 6). CD’s invitation has not been found.

Summary

Formally declines dinner invitation.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7667
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
John Prescott Knight
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Special Collections Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7667,” accessed on 24 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7667

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