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To F. C. Donders   29 April [1872]1

Down | Beckenham Kent.

April 29.

My dear Professor Donders.

Very many thanks for your letter. The honour of being elected a foreign member of your Royal Society has pleased me much.2 The sympathy of his fellow workers has always appeared to me by far the highest reward to which any scientific man can look   My gratification has been not a little increased by first hearing of the honour from you.

Believe me | yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin—


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from F. C. Donders, 26 April 1872.


Expresses gratitude on election to Royal Netherlands Academy.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Frans Cornelis (Franciscus Cornelius) Donders
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 143: 414
Physical description
C 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8302,” accessed on 1 April 2023,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 20