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Royal Society Fellowship election certificate for Charles Darwin

The Royal Society1839

The Royal Society

The Royal Society

The citation reads: "Charles Darwin Esq MA of Christ's College Cambridge, a gentleman who volunteered as a naturalist to accompany Captain Fitz Roy in the Beagle in his surveys in South America & the Pacific Ocean & who is well acquainted with geology, botany, zoology & many other branches of Natural Knowledge, being desirous of becoming a Fellow of the Royal Society of London, we whose names are subscribed do, of our personal knowledge recommend him as a proper person to become a Fellow therof & as likely to prove a useful & valuable member.

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  • Title: Royal Society Fellowship election certificate for Charles Darwin
  • Creator: The Royal Society
  • Date Created: 1839
  • Location Created: London
  • Rights: Copyright The Royal Society, 2018
  • Medium: paper, ink
  • Scientist: Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882)
  • Field: Biology
  • Catalogue Reference: EC/1839/05
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