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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Paul Broca   [after 9 December 1871]1

Dear & Respected Sir

I request that you will present my sincere thanks to the Mesrs of the Anth. Soc. for the honour which they have conferred on me by electing me … an associate of so distinguished a body.—2

I think that the most convenient plan for sending me your Di. wd be through my bookseller, for [attn] Williams & Norgate & addressed to me at 6. Queen Anne St. Cavendish Sq London.—3

Permit me to add that I have felt especially gratified, by the honour having been communicated to me through you whom I have long & sincerely respected.—

With my best admiration | I remain | Dear Sir | Your obedient & obliged &c | C Darwin


The date is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Paul Broca, 9 December 1871.
CD refers to the Société d’Anthropologie de Paris.
See letter from Paul Broca, 9 December 1871. Six Queen Anne Street, Cavendish Square, London, was the address of CD’s brother, Erasmus Alvey Darwin.


Requests that PB express his thanks to the Société d’Anthropologie de Paris for the honour conferred upon him [see 8102].

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Pierre Paul (Paul) Broca
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 96: 111
Physical description
AdraftS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8103,” accessed on 16 October 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 19