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Darwin Correspondence Project

To a member of the Athenaeum Club   9 March [1874]1

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

March 9th.

My dear Sir

If you can attend the Ballotting at the Athenæum, will you be so kind as to give your vote (& exert any influence on others which you properly can) in favour of my nephew, Henry Parker.— He is a fellow of Oriel, & I can assure you that he is a fit man for election from his abilities, & in every other respect.— His ballot comes on at the first meeting on the 16th this month.2

Pray believe me, my dear Sir | Yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

The year is established by the reference to Henry Parker’s election to the Athenaeum Club, which took place in March 1874 (see Waugh [1888]).

Summary

Seeks correspondent’s support for his nephew, Henry Parker, for membership in the Athenaeum.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-9341
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Member of the Athenaeum Club
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Houghton Library, Harvard University (Autograph File, D, Acquisition * 42M-1972)
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9341,” accessed on 17 June 2019, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-9341

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

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