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Darwin Correspondence Project

To F. J. Furnivall   6 December [1872–3]1

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Dec 6

Mr C. Darwin presents his compliments to Mr Furnivall & as he has never attended to the subject of the proposed Society, he does not wish for the honour of being one of the Vice-Presidents. 2

Footnotes

The year range is established by the printed stationery, with the address in the centre; CD used this type of notepaper from January 1872 until November 1874.
Furnivall founded a series of literary and philological societies; the proposed society was probably the New Shakspere Society, which he founded in 1873 (ODNB).

Summary

Formally declines the vice-presidency of a proposed society.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-8662
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Furnivall, F. J.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
The Huntington Library (FU 257)
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8662,” accessed on 26 February 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8662

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