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Darwin Correspondence Project

From G. H. Darwin   [before 28 May 1877]1

Trinity College, | Cambridge.

Dear Father,

They are going to formally offer you the L.L.D degree   I daresay you will get the letter along with this if you do—please do not answer by return of post as there is no hurry as I want to write about the manner of refusal if refuse you must2

Your’s affec | G H Darwin


The date is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from G. H. Darwin, 28 May 1877.
George refers to the honorary LLD degree (legum doctor, Latin; doctor of laws) from the University of Cambridge. No letter from the university has been found; see, however, the letter to Edward Atkinson, 9 June 1877.


Cambridge University will offer CD an honorary degree.

Letter details

Letter no.
George Howard Darwin
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Trinity College, Cambridge
Source of text
DAR 210.2: 58
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10958,” accessed on 22 September 2021,