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To F. S. B. François de Chaumont   4 May 1874

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

May 4 1874

Dear Dr de Chaumont

I return the enclosed signed. I observe the qualifications, viz. the subjects to which you have attended, & any papers which you may have published, are not entered in the certificate; & this ought to be done.1

yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin

P.S. Look to the back of the certificate for Instructions.—


François de Chaumont’s name was being put forward for election to the Royal Society of London; he had asked CD for support (see the letter to F. S. B. François de Chaumont, 30 April 1874 and n. 1).


Returns FDeC’s certificate for the Royal Society signed.

Letter details

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Charles Robert Darwin
Francis Stephen Bennet François de Chaumont
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Source of text
Wellcome Collection (RAMC/473/5) Trustees of the Army Medical Services Museum
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Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9439,” accessed on 27 February 2021,

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