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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Société Impériale Zoologique d’Acclimatation   [after 10 January 1862]1


I shd be much obliged if you would inform me what I owe to the Society Imperiale de Acclimatation for the annual Subscription, including the present year.2

Sir | Your obet sert | Ch. Darwin Monsieur

Je vous serais bien obligé de m’informer combien je dois à la Societé Impériale d’Acclimatation pour la cotisation annuelle, en y comprenant celle de l’année actuelle

Agréez Monsieur | mes hommages respectueux3


There is an entry in CD’s Account book–cash accounts (Down House MS), dated 23 October 1862, that records a payment of £2 to ‘Acclimatisation Socy.’
The translation is in Emma Darwin’s hand.


Asks how much he owes for his annual subscription to the Society.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Société Impériale Zoologique d’Acclimatation
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 96: 11r
Physical description
AdraftS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3380,” accessed on 4 December 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 10