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To Menyhért Lónyay   [after 11 June 1872]1


I beg leave to acknowledge the receipt of your obliging letter of June 11th. in which you announce to me that the H. A. of Sc. has conferred on me the d. h. of electing me a f. member.—2 I have received the D. & beg permission to return my sincere thanks.3

I have the h. to remain | Sir | your obd svt

To the P. of the H. Acad. of Sciences.


The date is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Menyhért Lónyay, 11 June 1872.
See letter from Menyhért Lónyay, 11 June 1872. H. A. of Sc.: Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
For a transcription and translation of the diploma, see Correspondence vol. 20, Appendix III.


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


Thanks for his election to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Menyhért Lónyay
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 96: 154r
Physical description
Adraft 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8383,” accessed on 4 March 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 20