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From W. E. Darwin   [4 April 1875]1

Bassett, | Southampton.

Sunday

My dear Father,

I will write & let Strickland know, and he will be very much obliged to you.2

If you go to Athenaeum again would you mind asking if I was put down at the end again when I came on for election some years ago; as it is possible in a few years time I might like to try my luck to get in.3

If you are not naturally there I could get a line introducing me to the Secretary who would tell me.4 I hope you find London suits you & that Mother is getting over her headaches. I am enjoying Belt5 very much indeed.

Your affect son | W. E. Darwin

Footnotes

The date is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to W. E. Darwin, 2 [April 1875], and by the fact that 4 April 1875 was a Sunday.
See letter to W. E. Darwin, 2 [April 1875] and n. 1; Sefton West Strickland was seeking election to the Athenaeum Club.
James Claude Webster was secretary of the Athenaeum club ([Cowell] 1975, p. 108).
Thomas Belt’s The naturalist in Nicaragua (Belt 1874a).

Summary

Will write to Strickland. Asks whether name has already been put down for Athenaeum.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-9909F
From
William Erasmus Darwin
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Source of text
Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 57)
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9909F,” accessed on 20 March 2019, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-9909F

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 23

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