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To Yorkshire Philosophical Society   8 February [1868]

Down, Bromley, Kent.

Febry: 8.


I beg leave to acknowledge the receipt of your letter in which you announce to me that the Yorkshire Philosophical Society has done me the honour of electing me one of the Honorary Members of the Socety; and for this honour I return my most sincere acknowledgments1

I beg leave to remain, | Sir, | Your Obedient and Obliged Servant, | Charles Darwin.


CD appreciates the honour of being elected an Honorary Member of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
T. S Noble
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Source of text
Yorkshire Philosophical Society, Council Minute Book, vol. 3, p. 619 (2 March 1868)

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5839F,” accessed on 7 April 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 16