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To Vincent, Teja & Co   5 January 1880


I shd be much obliged if you would be so good as to apply to the R. Academy of Sciences of Turin, for the sum of 12,000 lire which have been awarded to me.1 Also I hereby authorise you to receive this sum for me, which please to & to transmit to the Union Bank of London on my account—2

Gentlemen | your obed & obliged servt | Charles Darwin

To Mssrs. —— | Turin, | Jan. 5. 1880


CD had been awarded the Bressa prize by the Royal Academy of Sciences of Turin (see letter to Ercole Ricotti, 4 January 1880).
£418 18s. 10d. was deposited into CD’s banking account on 17 January 1880 (CD’s Account books–banking account (Down House MS)).


Requests that they receive, on his behalf, an award of 12000 lira [lire!?] from the Royal Academy of Sciences of Turin, and transmit it to the Union Bank, London.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Vincent, Teja & Co.
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Source of text
DAR 202: 68
Physical description
ADraftS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 12405,” accessed on 25 June 2022,