To J. S. Craig 7 November 1872
Down, | Beckenham, Kent.
November 7th. 1872
I request that you will be so good as to inform the students to whom you refer, how truly I feel the great honour which they have conferred on me, by wishing to nominate me as Lord Rector of your University. But I am sorry to say that the state of my health renders it quite impossible for me to accept this honour.1
With my sincere thanks to your fellow-students & to yourself, I remain | Sir | Your obliged & obedient servant | Charles Darwin
Cannot accept honour of nomination as Lord Rector [of Aberdeen University].
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8606,” accessed on 30 March 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8606