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Darwin Correspondence Project

From G. H. Darwin   [23 November 1877]1

My dear Father,

I forgot to ask you when you were here whether you wd. like to sign my R.S proposal paper.2 I shall have 6 without you, but if you wd. sign I need hardly say I shd. like it,— but of course I do’nt know whether you think you know eno’ of my work to do so. Will you send a postcard with yes or no. I shall go to Lond. on Wedn. & meet Wm.3

Yrs affec | G H Darwin


The date is established by the relationship between this letter, the letter from G. H. Darwin, 22 November 1877, and the letter to G. H. Darwin, 24 November [1877].
See letter from G. H. Darwin, 22 November 1877. George was hoping to be elected a fellow of the Royal Society of London. CD had been in Cambridge from 16 to 19 November for the award of an honorary LLD (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)).
William Erasmus Darwin’s wedding took place at Trinity Church, Paddington, London, on Thursday 29 November 1877 (London, England, Church of England marriages and banns, 1754–1921 (, accessed 24 May 2016)).


Asks CD if he would like to sign GHD’s Royal Society proposal for membership.

Letter details

Letter no.
George Howard Darwin
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 210.2: 63
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11249,” accessed on 7 June 2023,