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To John Tyndall   9 March [1874]1

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

March 9th.

My dear Tyndall

If you can attend the ballotting at the Athenæum at the first meeting, on the 16th of this month, 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 quite fit member for election from his abilities & in every other respect.2

My dear Tyndall | Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin


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]).


Waugh, Francis Gledstanes. [1888.] Members of the Athenæum Club, 1824 to 1887. N.p.: privately printed.


Asks JT to support his nephew, Henry Parker, for election to the Athenaeum.

Letter details

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Charles Robert Darwin
John Tyndall
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DAR 261.8: 33 (EH 88205971)
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Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9343,” accessed on 1 March 2021,

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