On this date in 1868, Charles Darwin wrote to the Yorkshire Philosophical Society:
I beg leave to acknowledge the receipt of your letter in which you announce to me that the Yorkshire Philosophical Society has done me the honour of electing me one of the Honorary Members of the Socety [sic]; and for this honour I return my most sincere acknowledgements.
I beg to remain,
Your Obedient and Obliged Servant,
Nice one, Yorkshire! I am suddenly extremely proud of my adoptive county.
See also: Darwin in Ilkley