skip to content

Darwin Correspondence Project

To ?   9 December 1872

Dec. 9 1872

Dear Sir

I request that you will be so good as to return my sincere thanks to the [Jersey] Natural Hist. Socy for the honour which they have conferred on me by my Election as one of their Honorary Members.1

With much respect I have the honour to remain | Dear Sir | Your obliged & obedient servant | Charles Darwin


The society has not been identified. The Société Jersiaise was founded in January 1873 on the island of Jersey; however, CD was not listed among their honorary members (Société Jersiaise, Premier bulletin annuel 1875).


Thanks an unidentifiable natural history society for electing him an honorary member.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Source of text
Galerie Frédéric Castaing (dealer) (November 2013)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8665F,” accessed on 23 January 2022,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 24 (Supplement)