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From Ferdinand Stoliczka   21 June 1871

Asiatic Society of Bengal, | Asiatic Society’s Rooms, | Calcutta

21st. June 1871


I have the honor to inform you, that at the General Meeting of this Society, held on the 7th. June 1871, you were elected an Honorary Member of the Asiatic Society of Bengal.1 It is a great pleasure to me to communicate this information to you on the part of the Council of the Asiatic Society.

I also take pleasure in informing you that the publications of this Society for the current year have been forwarded to your address, and I shall continue to transmit to you the Society’s publications in the same way, unless you desire to point out an agency who would receive them on your behalf.2

I have the honor to be, | Sir, | Your obedient Servant, | Ferd. Stoliczka | Hony. Secy. Asiatic Society of Bengal.

To | Charles Darwin, Esquire, | M.A, F.R.S. & G.S.


See Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal 7 (1871): 120. For the diploma, see Correspondence vol. 19, Appendix III.
The Asiatic Society of Bengal published both Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal and Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. The Darwin Library–CUL has one issue of the latter (n.s. 43 (1874), pt 2, extra number (1875)).


Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 27 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.


CD elected an honorary member of the Asiatic Society of Bengal.

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Ferdinand Stoliczka
Charles Robert Darwin
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DAR 230: 26
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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7829A,” accessed on 12 August 2020,

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