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From La Société des Sciences Naturelles de Neuchâtel1

College de Neuchatel, le 14 Mai 1863

La Société des Sciences naturelles de Neuchatel Suisse

Désirant s’associer les hommes qui, par leurs travaux & leur position, contribuent à réaliser le but qu’elle se propose, l’advancement des différentes parties de l’histoire de la nature, a élu dans sa séance du 7 Janvier comme son Membre correspondant | Monsieur Charles Darwin | et le prie d’accepter cette nomination comme un témoignage de sa haute considération2

Au nom de la Société, | Le Président | Louis Coulon

Le Vice Président | faisant fonction de Sécretaire pour l’Étrangers | E. Desor

Footnotes

For a translation of this letter, see Correspondence vol.11, Appendix I. This is a printed letter with the dates, signatures, and CD’s name, added by hand.
CD’s election as a corresponding member to the Société des Sciences Naturelles de Neuchâtel followed a proposal made by the vice-president Edouard Desor, at a meeting of the society on 5 December 1862, that the list of honorary members of the society be augmented to include ‘several persons distinguished by their scientific merit’. Desor presented a list of candidates that included, in addition to CD, Charles Frédéric Martins, Ludwig Rütimeyer, and James Dwight Dana (Bulletin Société des Sciences Naturelles de Neuchâtel 6 (1864): 271). The society was founded in December 1832 to provide a forum for scientific discussion (Histoire de l’instruction publique dans le Canton de Neuchâtel, p. 708).

Translation

From La Société des Sciences Naturelles de Neuchâtel1

College de Neuchatel

14 May 1863

La Société des Sciences naturelles

de | Neuchatel | Suisse

Desiring to be associated with those men who by their work and position contribute to the realisation of its proposed aim, the advancement of different aspects of natural history, has elected at its meeting of 7 January as a corresponding member | Mr Charles Darwin | and begs him to accept this nomination as a token of its high regard.2

In the name of the society | the president | Louis Coulon

the vice president, fulfilling the function of foreign secretary | E. Desor

Footnotes

For a transcription of this letter in the original French, see Correspondence vol.11, p. 419. This is a printed letter with the dates, signatures, and CD’s name, added by hand.
CD’s election as a corresponding member to the Société des Sciences Naturelles de Neuchâtel followed a proposal made by the vice-president Edouard Desor, at a meeting of the society on 5 December 1862, that the list of honorary members of the society be augmented to include ‘several persons distinguished by their scientific merit’. Desor presented a list of candidates that included, in addition to CD, Charles Frédéric Martins, Ludwig Rütimeyer, and James Dwight Dana (Bulletin Société des Sciences Naturelles de Neuchâtel 6 (1864): 271). The society was founded in December 1832 to provide a forum for scientific discussion (Histoire de l’instruction publique dans le Canton de Neuchâtel, p. 708).

Summary

CD named corresponding member of the Society.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-4166B
From
Société des sciences naturelles de Neuchâtel
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Neuchatel
Source of text
DAR 230
Physical description
(French)

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4166B,” accessed on 16 November 2018, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4166B

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 11

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