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Darwin Correspondence Project

To ?   1 January 1874

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Jan 1 1874

Dear Sir

I request that you will give my best thanks to your Committee for the honour which they have conferred on me by my election as an honorary Member. Owing to ill health I fear that I shall never take advantage of the privileges thus kindly granted me,—but I am not the less obliged to the Committee.1

I have the honour to remain | dear Sir | yours faithfully Ch. Darwin


The committee has not been identified. See also letter to ?, 3 January 1874. The letter is endorsed, ‘Replied to | see L.B. | 2.1.74’. L.B. probably stood for Letter Book.


CD sends thanks for the honour conferred by his election as an honorary member, though ill health may prevent his taking advantage of the privileges granted.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
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Source of text
American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
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Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9222,” accessed on 30 November 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 22