From S. R. S. Norton and C. E. Norton to H. E. Darwin 21 August 1
My dear Miss Henrietta
I have just received your note asking what Mr Wright’s “titles” are—& hasten to tell you that when we left home he was “Secretary to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences”—of which, as you know, Dr. Gray is President—2 Mr. Norton is not sure that Mr. Wright is still Secretary but says that Mr. Darwin can at once assure himself of the fact by looking at some of the last numbers of the Academy’s publications. (Transactions or Proceedings for 〈 〉). If he is not Secretar〈y he〉 is simply Mr. Chau〈ncey〉 Wright A.M. of Cambridge 〈 〉
I wrote you a few days since in answer to your most welcome letter, & hope my note has not been lost—
With warmest remembrances from us all— | I am ever, dear Miss Darwin, | Affectionately yours | Susan Norton
P.S. I ought to have said how truly pleased Mr. Wright will be.3
Dear Miss Darwin
I have ventured to insert a word or two in my wife’s note mainly for the sake of obtaining the opportunity to offer to you my most cordial good wishes on your engagement, the news of which has given us all much pleasure.4
I beg you to give my best respects & affectionate regards to Mr. & Mrs. Darwin.
I hope the visit to Albury still continues to be serviceable to your Father.5 His republication of Mr. Wright’s article will give great pleasure to my friend the author, who wrote to me not long since of the great pride he had felt in coming unexpectedly upon a quotation from a previous paper of his in Mr. Darwin’s last work.6
Believe me, | Faithfully Yours | C. E. Norton.
Chauncey Wright’s title is "Secretary of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences".
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7914,” accessed on 23 March 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7914