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Darwin Correspondence Project

To L. A. J. Quetelet   [after 15 December 1870]1

I beg leave to acknowledge your very obliging letter, & to return very sincere thanks for the distinguished honour conferred on me by my election as an associate of your the Royal Academy of Science2

I beg the leave to remain | your most obedient | & obliged servant Ch. Darwin


The date is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from L. A. J. Quetelet, 15 December 1870.
CD refers to the letter from L. J. A. Quetelet, 15 December 1870, and his election as an associate of the science section of the Académie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts of Belgium.


Thanks Academy for his election as Associate Member.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Lambert Adolphe Jacques (Adolphe) Quetelet; Secretary, Acad. R. Sci. Belgique
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 175: 12v
Physical description
AdraftS 1p (on 7390)

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7393,” accessed on 15 May 2021,

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