RECORD: Jackson, Benjamin Daydon, (Secretary of the Linnean Society). 1882.05.02. Extract from minutes of meeting. CUL-DAR215.11i. Edited by John van Wyhe (Darwin Online,

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Christine Chua and edited by John van Wyhe 11.2021. RN1

NOTE: See record in the Darwin Online manuscript catalogue, enter its Identifier here. Reproduced with permission of the Syndics of Cambridge University Library and William Huxley Darwin.

"Jackson, Benjamin Daydon, 1846-1927. Botanist on staff at Kew, in charge of first volume of Index Kewensis, 1880-1902 Secretary to Linnean Society. 1909, 1910 Darwinia, 1910, contains three essays published elsewhere, 1909, republished as a pamphlet with alterations; one gives a list of plants named for CD." (Paul van Helvert & John van Wyhe, Darwin: A Companion, 2021) Darwin became a fellow of the Linnean Society in 1854.



Minute of Council, 2 May 1882

That the following Resolutions be put from the Chair to the General Meeting this evening:-

(a) That, - The Fellows of the Linnean Society in meeting assembled, desire to place upon record their sense of the great and irreparable loss biological science has sustained in the death of their most distinguished and venerated Fellow, Charles Robert Darwin, so long and so honourably connected with the Linnean Society; also to express their deepest sympathy with Mrs. Darwin and the family in their bereavement.

(b) That a copy of the foregoing Resolution be communicated to the family by the Secretary.

These Resolutions having been duly put to the meeting were carried unanimously.

B Daydon Jackson

Senior Secretary

Linn: Society.


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