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To William Robert Grove1   26 April [1854]

Down Farnborough Kent

Ap. 26th.

My dear Sir

I am much obliged to you for informing me that I have been elected a member of the Philosophical Club.—2 I feel extremely much pleased and honoured.—

With my thanks | I remain | Your’s very faithfully | C. Darwin W. R. Grove Esqe | F.R.S. &c &c—


Grove was treasurer of the Philosophical Club of the Royal Society until the meeting of 24 April 1854, when Joseph Dalton Hooker was elected to succeed him (Bonney 1919, pp. 39, 259).
CD was elected on 24 April 1854 (Bonney 1919, p. 39). See letter to J. D. Hooker, 26 March [1854], in which CD asked Hooker to propose him for membership of the Philosophical Club.


Bonney, T. G. 1919. Annals of the Philosophical Club of the Royal Society written from its minute books. London: Macmillan.


Is honoured by his election to the Philosophical Club [of the Royal Society].

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Charles Robert Darwin
William Robert Grove
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Royal Institution of Great Britain (Grove Papers)
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Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1567,” accessed on 19 January 2022,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 5