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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Società dei Naturalisti di Modena   8 February 1876

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.


Dear Sir

I beg leave to thank you for your very kind letter, & I request that you will express to the Society of Naturalists in Modena my sincere thanks for the honour which they have been so good as to confer on me.1 In accordance with you request I enclose my photograph

I have the honour to remain | Dear Sir | Yours faithfully & obliged | Charles Darwin


The letter has not been found, but the diploma awarding CD honorary membership in the Society of Naturalists of Modena, dated 20 December 1875, is in DAR 229: 46 (see Correspondence vol. 23, Appendix III).


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


Thanks for his election as an Honorary Member

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Charles Robert Darwin
Società dei Naturalisti di Modena
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Società dei Naturalisti e Matematici di Modena
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Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10383F,” accessed on 28 November 2021,

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