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From Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet1   15 December 1870

Académie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Art. 14 des Statuts organiques.— La correspondance de l’Académie se tient par le Secrétaire perpétuel, organe et interprète de cette Compagnie. Indicateur, No 6779. Bruxelles, le 15 décembre 1870. Monsieur,

J’ai l’honneur de vous informer que la classe des sciences de l’Académie royale de Belgique, voulant vous donner un témoignage de l’estime qu’elle professe pour vos ouvrages, vous a élu associé dans la séance de ce jour.2

En vous conférant cette distinction, la classe espère vous voir prendre part à ses travaux, en lui communiquant ce qui pourrait l’intéresser dans la branche des sciences que vous cultivez.

Je suis heureux, Monsieur, d’être en cette circonstance l’organe et l’interprête de la Compagnie, et de pouvoir vous offrir mes félicitations en même temps que l’assurance de mes sentiments les plus distingués.

Le Secrétaire perpétuel, | Quetelet

à Monsieur Darwin | Associé de l’Académie, | à Down, Beckenham.

Footnotes

For a translation of this letter, see Correspondence vol. 18, Appendix I.
The diploma was dated 16 December 1870, but not sent until January 1871 (see Correspondence vol. 19, letter from L. A. J. Quetelet, 11 January 1871, and ibid., Appendix III).

Bibliography

Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 29 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.

Translation

From Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet1   15 December 1870

Académie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Art. 14 of the organic Statutes.— The Academy’s correspondence will be conducted by the Perpetual Secretary, organ and interpreter of that Company. Indicator, No 6779. Brussels, 15 December 1870. Dear Sir,

I have the honour of informing you that the science section of the Royal Academy of Belgium, wishing to display the esteem that it has for your work, has elected you an associate at today’s meeting.2 In conferring this distinction upon you, the section hopes to see you participate in its work, by communicating whatever might be of interest to it in the branch of science that you cultivate. I am happy, Sir, to be the Company’s organ and interpreter in this matter, and to be able to offer you my congratulations together with my most distinguished respects.

The Perpetual Secretary, | Quetelet

to Mr. Darwin | Associate of the Academy, | at Down, Beckenham.

Footnotes

For a transcription of this letter in its original French, see p. 314.
The diploma was dated 16 December 1870, but not sent until January 1871 (see Correspondence vol. 19, letter from L. A. J. Quetelet, 11 January 1871, and ibid., Appendix III).

Bibliography

Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 29 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.

Summary

CD elected Associate Member of the Royal Belgian Academy.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7390
From
Lambert Adolphe Jacques (Adolphe) Quetelet
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Brussels
Source of text
DAR 175: 12
Physical description
ALS 1p (French)

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7390,” accessed on 15 April 2024, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/?docId=letters/DCP-LETT-7390.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 18

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