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From Laureano Figuerola Ballester   28 November 18781

El Presidente de la Institucion libre de Enseñanza BLM al Profesor honorario de la misma Ch. Darwin, Esqr.2 y tiene la honra de remitirle adjuntos el discurso pronunciado por el Rector en la apertura del presente curso y un número de La Ilustracion Española y Americana con los retratos de los Sres. que componen la Junta directiva de la Institucion—3

D. Laureano Figuerola aprovecha esta ocasion para reiterar á dicho Senor el testimonio de su consideracion mas distinguida.

Madrid 28 de Noviembre de 1878

Footnotes

For a translation of this letter, see Appendix I.
CD had been made an honorary professor of the Institución Libre de Enseñanza in 1877 (see letter from Eugenio Montero Ríos and Jacinto Mesía, 16 January 1878).
The rector was Eugenio Montero Ríos (letter from Eugenio Montero Ríos and Jacinto Mesía, 16 January 1878). His speech and the issue of Ilustracion Española y Americana have not been found in the Darwin Archive–CUL. The portraits of the governing board appear in Ilustracion Española y Americana, 22 November 1878, p. 9.

Translation

From Laureano Figuerola Ballester   28 November 18781

The President of the Institucion libre de Enseñanza greets the honorary Professor of the same Charles Darwin, Esqr.2 and has the honour of sending you enclosed the speech delivered by the Rector at the opening of the current session and an issue of the Spanish and American Illustration with portraits of the gentlemen who comprise the governing board of the Institution—3

D. Laureano Figuerola takes advantage of this occasion to reiterate to the said gentleman the assurance of his highest consideration.

Madrid 28 November 1878

Footnotes

For a transcription of this letter in its original Spanish, see p. QQQQ.
CD had been made an honorary professor of the Institución Libre de Enseñanza in 1877 (see letter from Eugenio Montero Ríos and Jacinto Mesía, 16 January 1878).
The rector was Eugenio Montero Ríos (letter from Eugenio Montero Ríos and Jacinto Mesía, 16 January 1878). His speech and the issue of Ilustracion Española y Americana have not been found in the Darwin Archive–CUL. The portraits of the governing board appear in Ilustracion Española y Americana, 22 November 1878, p. 9.

Summary

As an honorary professor of the Free Institution of Enseñanza [see 11321a] CD is sent the discourse pronounced by the Rector at their opening session with a number of the Ilustracion Española y Americana with portraits of the members of the executive committee of the Institucion.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-11766A
From
Laureano Figuerola Ballester
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Madrid
Source of text
DAR 230: 69
Physical description
1p (Spanish)

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11766A,” accessed on 27 October 2021, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/?docId=letters/DCP-LETT-11766A.xml

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