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To Down School Board   16 November 1874

Down, | Beckenham, Kent. | Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R.

To the Chairman & Committee | of the Down School.

Gentlemen

At the next election I beg permission to resign my seat on the school-board, as the state of my health prevents my attendance; & I am unwilling to take the place of a more useful man in this important duty1

Gentlemen | Your obedient servant | Ch. R. Darwin

Nov. 16th 1874.—

Footnotes

In December 1873, ill health had prevented CD from attending the board to argue in person for the use of the schoolroom as a winter reading room for the villagers of Down (see Correspondence vol. 21, letter to Down School Board, 19 December 1873).

Bibliography

Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 26 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.

Summary

Must resign because of his health.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-9720
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Down School Board
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Bromley Central Library, Local Studies Library and Archives (P/123/25/10/1)
Physical description
AdraftS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9720,” accessed on 13 November 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-9720.xml

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

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