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From D. T. Gardner   13 August 1874

James Parton, President

D. T. Gardner, Recording Sec’y

E. W. Hoeber, M.D. Correspond’g Sec’y

New York Liberal Club,

Instituted, September 14th, 1869,

Incorporated, April 27th, 1871,

Stated meetings

Every Friday at 8p.m.,

No. 39 Stuyvesant St.

New York,

August 13th. 1874

Mr Charles Darwin | England

Dear Sir,

We propose to celebrate the 105th birthday, of the illustrious Alexander Von Humboldt, on the 14th day of September next; and a word of cheer from you, honored Sir, as one of our honorary members would grace the occasion to a great degree, I trust Sir as the secretary, to be able through your kindness to read a message from you, on the anniversary night1

With respect | D. T. Gardner, Secy | 49 Cliff St | N. Y


CD had been elected an honorary member of the New York Liberal Club in 1871 (see Correspondence vol. 19, letter from C. L. Balch, [after 15 April 1871]). See also letter to D. T. Gardner, [c. 27 August 1874].


Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 27 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.


The Club is proposing to celebrate Humboldt’s 105th birthday and would welcome a message from CD.

Letter details

Letter no.
Daniel T. Gardner
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
New York
Source of text
DAR 97: C75
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9600,” accessed on 25 November 2020,

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