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Darwin Correspondence Project

To H. B. Tristram   26 February [1874]

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Feb. 26

Dear Sir

I sent you by post on Feb. 16th a certificate for Mr Swinhoe for the Royal Socy, with a request that you could sign it & return it to me.1 As I have not received it, I am much afraid that it is lost. May I earnestly beg you to inform me by return of post whether you have received it.2

Dear Sir | yours faithfully | Ch. Darwin


See letter to H. B. Tristram, 16 February 1874. 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).
CD wrote on the envelope, ‘If from home, please forward immediately’.


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 whether he received the certificate nominating Robert Swinhoe for the Royal Society.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Henry Baker Tristram
Sent from
FE 26 74
Source of text
Wheldon & Wesley (dealers) 1984
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9317A,” accessed on 24 September 2021,

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