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To A. E. J. Modderman   3 June 1875

Down, | Beckenham, Kent. | Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R.

June 3. 1875


I beg leave to acknowledge the receipt of your obliging letter of Mar 26, and of the Diploma from the University of Leyden.1 I request that you will be so good, on any fitting occasion, to present to the Senate of your University my sincere acknowledgements for this distinguished honour, which is most highly gratifying to me—

I beg leave to remain | Sir | your obliged & obedient | Servant | Charles Darwin


See this volume, Supplement, letter from A. E. J. Modderman to C. R. Darwin and 20 others, 24 March 1875. The diploma is in DAR 229: 40. It was published with a translation of the Latin in Correspondence vol. 23, Appendix III. It conferred the honorary degree of doctor of medicine.


Thanks for the diploma conferring on him an honorary doctorate of medicine from Leiden University.

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Charles Robert Darwin
Antony Ewoud Jan Modderman
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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10007G,” accessed on 26 October 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 24 (Supplement)