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From L. A. J. Quetelet1   11 January 1871

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 6804.

1 Annexe

Bruxelles,

le 11 Janvier 1871

Monsieur et honoré Confrère,

J’ai l’honneur de vous adresser, conformément aux usages académiques, le diplôme de votre élection d’associé de la classe des sciences de la Compagnie.2

Je saisis cette occasion pour vous informer que j’ai donné connaissance à nos confrères, lors de la réunion mensuelle dernière, de la lettre que vous m’avez adressée en réponse à la notification de votre élection.3

La classe des sciences vous remercie des sentiments que vous avez exprimés en cette circonstance.

Agréez je vous prie, Monsieur et honoré Confrère, l’assurance de mes sentiments les plus distingués.

Le Secrétaire perpétuel, | Quetelet

à Monsieur Ch. Darwin, | Associé de l’Académie, | à Down (Kent).

Footnotes

For a translation of this letter, see Correspondence vol. 19, Appendix I.
For the diploma, see Correspondence vol. 19, Appendix III.
See Correspondence vol. 18, letter from L. A. J. Quetelet, 15 December 1870, and letter to L. A. J. Quetelet, [15 December 1870 – 11 January 1871]. Only a draft of CD’s letter to Quetelet survives. CD’s thanks for the honour of his election are noted in the Bulletins de l’Academie royale des sciences, des lettres et des beaux-arts de Belgique 2d ser. 31 (1871): 2 (session of 7 January 1871).

Translation

From L. A. J. Quetelet1   11 January 1871

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 6804.

Annexe

Brussels,

11 January 1871

Dear Sir and honoured Colleague,

In accordance with academic custom, I have the honour of sending you the diploma of your election as associate to the science section of the Company.2

May I take this opportunity of informing you that at the last monthly meeting I apprised our colleagues of the letter you sent me in reply to the notification of your election.3

The science section thanks you for the sentiments you expressed in this matter.

Allow me to offer you, dear Sir and honoured Colleague, my most distinguished regards.

The Perpetual Secretary, | Quetelet

to Mr Ch. Darwin, | Associate of the Academy, | Down (Kent).

Footnotes

For a transcription of this letter in its original French, see p. QQQQ.
For the diploma, see Correspondence vol. 19, Appendix III.
See Correspondence vol. 18, letter from L. A. J. Quetelet, 15 December 1870, and letter to L. A. J. Quetelet, [15 December 1870 – 11 January 1871]. Only a draft of CD’s letter to Quetelet survives. CD’s thanks for the honour of his election are noted in the Bulletins de l’Academie royale des sciences, des lettres et des beaux-arts de Belgique 2d ser. 31 (1871): 2 (session of 7 January 1871).

Summary

Sends diploma of election to the Royal Belgian Academy.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7437
From
Lambert Adolphe Jacques (Adolphe) Quetelet; Secretary, Acad. R. Sci. Belgique
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Brussels
Source of text
DAR 175: 13
Physical description
1p (French)

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7437,” accessed on 20 September 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-7437.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 19

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