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To Richard Kippist   8 February 1865

To the Librarian   Linnean Soc. Burlington House

Please give Bearer all Parts of Transactions due to me.—1

Ch. Darwin

Down Feb. 8th 1865—


As a fellow of the Linnean Society CD was entitled to receive, free of charge, all volumes, or parts of volumes, of the society’s Transactions and Journal (List of the Linnean Society of London, 1865). CD’s copies of the Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, for the 1860s and some other years, are in the Darwin Library–CUL. The bearer may have been George Snow, who ran a carrier service between London and Down every Thursday (Post Office directory of the six home counties 1866). In 1865, 8 February fell on a Wednesday.


List of the Linnean Society of London. London: [Linnean Society of London]. 1805–1939.

Post Office directory of the six home counties: Post Office directory of the six home counties, viz., Essex, Herts, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey and Sussex. London: W. Kelly & Co. 1845–78.


Requests all parts of Transactions due him.

Letter details

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Charles Robert Darwin
Richard Kippist
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Linnean Society of London
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Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4767,” accessed on 22 February 2020,

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