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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. E. Lee   17 December 1873

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Dec— 17th 73

Mr Darwin presents his compliments to Mr Lee & begs leave to enclose 5.5.0 for the Pengelly Testimonial.1


On 17 December 1873, CD recorded a payment of £5 5s. for the Pengelly testimonial in his Account books–cash account (Down House MS). The testimonial to William Pengelly by members of the British Association for the Advancement of Science was made in recognition of Pengelly’s services to science, especially in regard to his part in the exploration of Kent’s Cavern, Torquay.


Formal note enclosing five guineas for William Pengelly testimonial fund.

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9180,” accessed on 26 March 2019,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 21