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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Edward Atkinson   27 October 1877

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

Oct 27. 1877—


I am much obliged for your kind letter, in which you inform me that the Senate has passed a Grace conferring on me the great honour of an L.L.D. Degree.1 In some respects Dec. 6th would be much more convenient to me than an earlier date, and as you are so obliging as to give me the choice, I will fix on this day.

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

To the Vice Chancellor


Pleased the Senate has passed Grace conferring his LL.D.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Edward Atkinson
Sent from
London, Queen Anne St, 6
Source of text
Cambridge University Library (Add 6582: 427)
Physical description
2pp & Adraft 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11211,” accessed on 26 October 2021,