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From the secretary of the Philosophical Institute of Canterbury, New Zealand   14 September 18631

Philosophical Institute of Canterbury, | New Zealand | Christchurch,

14 Septr. 1863.

I have the honor to inform you, that at the Ordinary Meeting of the Philosophical Institute of Canterbury, held on the 7th of August last—you were unanimously—elected an Honorary Member of the Society.2

I have the honour to be, | Your most obedient Servant, | E. C. J. Stevens Hon. Secretary.3

Charles Darwin Esquire. F.R.S. | &.c. &.c. &.c. | Down, Bromley | Kent


This is a printed letter with the dates, signature, name and address of addressee, and the word ‘unanimously’, added by hand.


CD elected an honorary member of the Society.

Letter details

Letter no.
Philosophical Institute of Canterbury
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Christchurch, New Zealand
Source of text
DAR 230
Physical description
LS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4298A,” accessed on 23 March 2023,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 11