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Darwin Correspondence Project

To G. J. Romanes   4 January 1877

Down, | Beckenham, Kent. | Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R.

Jan. 4. 1877

Dear Romanes,

From what you say I will not send you a blank certificate but wait till I hear from you or see you.1 I will however bring up a blank certificate with me. If convenient, will you come & lunch on Monday at 2 Bryanston St at 1 o’clock?2 & you can bring the certificate or send it, which ever you like

Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin


Romanes’s letter has not been found, but see the letter from Charles and Francis Darwin to G. J. Romanes, 2 January [1877] and n. 2. The ‘Certificate of a candidate for election’ had to be filled in by Romanes and signed by CD and others supporting his election to the Royal Society of London.
The Monday following 4 January 1877 was 8 January. The Darwins stayed in London at the home of their daughter and son-in-law, Henrietta Emma and Richard Buckley Litchfield, from 6 to 15 January 1877 (CD’s ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)).


Discusses certificate proposing GJR as Fellow of Royal Society.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
George John Romanes
Sent from
Source of text
American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.504)
Physical description
LS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10770,” accessed on 26 March 2023,