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To Richard Kippist   23 February [1857]

Down Bromley Kent

Feb. 23d

My dear Sir

I beg leave to enclose to you my Subscription1

Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin R Kippist Esq


Kippist was the clerk, librarian, and housekeeper of the Linnean Society. The society had opened a subscription in June 1856 to meet the cost of moving from Somerset House to its new rooms in Burlington House. Kippist noted on the letter, ‘(Cheque for £20 on Union Bk. of London)’. The society held its first general meeting in Burlington House on 25 May 1857. See Gage 1938, pp. 44, 51. CD recorded this payment on 22 February 1857 in his Account book (Down House MS).


Gage, Andrew Thomas. 1938. A history of the Linnean Society of London. London: Linnean Society of London.


Sends cheque for subscription [£20].

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Richard Kippist; Linnean Society
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Source of text
Linnean Society of London
Physical description
1p †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2058,” accessed on 22 October 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 6