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Darwin Correspondence Project

To G. H. Darwin   30 May [1877]1

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

May 30th

My dear George.

I have not yet received any letter, but when I do I will answer according to your advice.—2 As October is so far off, I can endure the thoughts of coming up & being hooted, at or cheered, but whether my courage will be up to the mark hereafter is another question.

Ever Your affecty Father | Ch. Darwin


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from G. H. Darwin, 28 May 1877.
CD refers to a letter offering him an honorary degree of doctor of laws (LLD) from the University of Cambridge. George Darwin had told him the details of the offer in his letter of 28 May 1877.


Has not yet received letter [about Cambridge honorary LL.D.].

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
George Howard Darwin
Sent from
Source of text
Natural History Museum, Library and Archives (General Special Collections MSS DAR A26)
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10976,” accessed on 29 May 2023,