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Darwin Correspondence Project

To L.-G. De Koninck   [after 19 December 1870]1


My dear Sir

I thank you sincerely for the kind sympathy which has caused you to write to congratulate me on my e. as Ass of your Academy & for your assistance in conferring this high honour on me.—2 I assure you that the reception of your letter, from one as so distinguished as a geologist & palæontologist, has been no ordinary [gratification] to me.— With the most [sincere] respects & my best thanks I am dear Sir Yours very faithfully & obliged | Ch. D.


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from L.-G. De Koninck, 19 December 1870.
See letter from L.-G. De Koninck, 19 December 1870.


Thanks LGK for the part he played in getting CD elected as an Associate [of Royal Belgian Academy of Sciences].

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Laurent-Guillaume De Koninck
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Source of text
DAR 96: 83
Physical description
AdraftS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7392,” accessed on 6 March 2021,

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