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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Albert Günther   12 February 1874

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Feb 12 1874

My dear Dr Günther

If you have no objection will you be so kind as to sign the enclosed & return it to me. If Dr Gray knows Mr Swinhoe, perhaps you will be so good as to ask him whether he will also sign it.1

yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin


CD was asking Günther, assistant keeper of the zoological collections at the British Museum, and John Edward Gray, the keeper, to support the election of Robert Swinhoe to the Royal Society of London. Swinhoe was not successful until 1876 (Record of the Royal Society of London). See also letter from Robert Swinhoe, 9 February 1874.


Record of the Royal Society of London: The record of the Royal Society of London for the promotion of natural knowledge. 4th edition. London: Royal Society. 1940.


Asks AG to sign an enclosure [see 9291].

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
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Source of text
Shrewsbury School, Taylor Library (38)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9287,” accessed on 21 January 2022,

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