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From Thomas Stewardson    16 April 1860

Hall of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. April 16th 1860 To Charles Darwin F.R.S Sir,

I have the honour to inform you, that at a meeting held March 27th 1860 you were elected a Correspondent of this Society. 1

To this announcement of the confidence of the Academy, I beg leave to add that it is with sentiments of the highest respect, I subscribe myself,

Your obedient servant, | Thos. Stewardson M.D. | Corresponding Secretary, | Of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.

Extracts from the Constitution and By-Laws of the Academy.

Chapter 3, Article 7. No pecuniary contributions shall be required from Correspondents, but Correspondents residing in the United States shall be charged a diploma fee of five dollars.

[Enclosure]

The Academy of

Natural Sciences

of Philadelphia

has elected

Charles Darwin

London.

a Correspondent of the Association this twenty seventh day of March 1860.

Isaac Lea President

Robert Bridges

Wm S Vaux2 Vice Presidents

Thos. Stewardson Corresponding Secretary

Howard Rand3 M.D. Recording

Footnotes

CD acknowledged receipt of the diploma in his letter to Stewardson of 8 May 1860 (Correspondence vol. 8). For CD’s assessment of the significance of the honour, see his letter to Charles Lyell of 8 [May 1860] (ibid.).
Benjamin Howard Rand.
William Sanson Vaux.

Summary

CD elected correspondent of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-2761A
From
Thomas Stewardson
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Philadelphia
Source of text
DAR 229: 3, 230: 4
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2761A,” accessed on 28 January 2020, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-2761A.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 13 (Supplement)

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