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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Thomas Woolner   9 March 1874

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

March 9 1874

My dear Mr Woolner

If you can attend the Ballotting at the Athenæum, will you be so kind as to give your vote (& exert any influence on others which you properly can) in favour of my nephew Henry Parker. He is a fellow of Oriel, & I can assure you that he is a fit man for election from his abilities & in every other respect.

His ballot comes on at the first meeting on the 16th of this month.1

Believe me | yours very sincerely. | Ch. Darwin


Seeks support for election of his nephew, Henry Parker, to the Athenaeum.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Thomas Woolner
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Source of text
Mitchell Library, Sydney (A26/112)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9342,” accessed on 20 January 2021,

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