RECORD: Sclater, Philip Lutley (Zoological Society of London). 1882.05.05. Letter to Emma Darwin. CUL-DAR215.11q. 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.

"Sclater, Philip Lutley, 1829-1913. Lawyer, ornithologist and animal geographer. 1859 Founder and editor of the journal The Ibis. 1860-1902 Secretary to Zoological Society of London. 1860 CD to S, thanking for list and notes on Galapagos Islands birds. CCD8. 1861 FRS." (Paul van Helvert & John van Wyhe, Darwin: A Companion, 2021)


[Francis Darwin:] answered

Zoological Society of London

11, Hanover Square, W.

May 5 1882.

Madam, I am desired by the Council of this Society to acquaint you with the following resolution passed by them at their meeting held on the 3rd inst.:-

"That this Council desires to record its deep sense of extraordinary value of the scientific labours of the late Mr. Charles Darwin, a Fellow of this Society, and that a copy of this resolution be communicated to Mrs. Darwin as an expression of sympathy with her and the rest of her family at the irreparable loss which thy have sustained by his death."

I am Madam, your obedient servant

P. L Sclater


Mrs. Darwin.

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