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Darwin Correspondence Project

To the Secretary of the American Philosophical Society   20 December 1838

Geological Society of London | Somerset House.

20th. Decr. 1838


I am requested by the Geological Society to express their thanks for the donation of “Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Nos. 1 2 & 3. Vol. 1. and to assure you that the Society are much honored by this mark of consideration

I have the honor to be | Sir, | Your most obedient | and very humble Servant | Chas. Darwin | Secretary To | The Secretary of the | American Philosophical Society


As Secretary of the Geological Society of London, formally expresses his thanks for initial numbers of Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Secretary, American Philosophical Society
Sent from
Somerset House
Source of text
American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.13)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 458,” accessed on 24 September 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 2