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Letter 1090

Darwin, C. R. to Higgins, John

25 May [1847]

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    Discusses accounts.

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    Cannot visit Alford [farm] this summer.

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Down Farnborough Kent

May 25th

My dear Sir

I beg to acknowledge & thank you for your note of the 22d enclosing your account & informing me that £197. 12. is placed to my account at Mr Robarts, Curtis & Co.

I am much obliged by your wish to see me at Alford this summer.— I shd like it much, but I fear other will hardly render it possible.

Dear Sir | Yours faithfully | C. Darwin
J. Higgins. Esqre

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    f1 1090.f1
    Rent collected by Higgins on CD's farm at Beesby. CD had instructed Higgins to place the rent directly with CD's bankers (Correspondence vol. 3, letter to John Higgins, 27 May [1846]). CD's Account Book (Down House MS) records the deposit of £197 12s. 10d. on 26 May 1847: ‘Draft from Mr Higgins (due 15th of June).’
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    f2 1090.f2
    Higgins resided in Alford, Lincolnshire, close to CD's farm at Beesby.
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