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Darwin Correspondence Project

To the Geological Society of London   31 January [1842]

12 Upper Gower St

Jan. 31st.—


I have to attend as auditor of accounts at the Geographical Society at ten oclock tomorrow.1 I understand that this will probably not detain me more than an hour, so that I hope to be able to meet the other members of the Museum Committee2 a very little after eleven oclock.

I remain | Sir | Your obedient servant | Charles Darwin


CD served as an auditor of the Royal Geographical Society for a year beginning in February 1842.
CD signed the report of the Museum Committee, which was presented at the Anniversary meeting of the Geological Society, 18 February 1842 (Proceedings of the Geological Society 3 (1838–42): 617).


Hopes to meet with museum committee after 11 o’clock next day.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Geological Society of London
Sent from
London, Upper Gower St, 12
Source of text
Geological Society of London (GSL/L/R/7/25)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 616,” accessed on 4 March 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 2