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To H. B. Tristram   16 February 1874

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Feb. 16. 1874.

Dear Sir,

I hope that you will be so good as to sign the enclosed certificate in favour of our mutual friend Mr Swinhoe, and then return it to me.1 In one of the last notes I received from Mr. Swinhoe, I was glad to hear rather a better account of his health.2

I beg leave to remain, | Dear Sir | Yours faithfully | Ch Darwin


Robert Swinhoe had asked CD to propose him as a fellow of the Royal Society of London (see letter from Robert Swinhoe, 9 February 1874). Swinhoe was not elected until 1876 (Record of the Royal Society of London).
The letter from Swinhoe has not been found.


Record of the Royal Society of London: The record of the Royal Society of London for the promotion of natural knowledge. 4th edition. London: Royal Society. 1940.


Asks HBT to sign certificate [for Royal Society] for Robert Swinhoe.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Henry Baker Tristram
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Source of text
DAR 148: 148
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9295,” accessed on 17 September 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 22