Agrees to lease land to Mr Mason. Discusses arrangements for bank draft.
Down Farnborough Kent
My dear Sir
I shall be very glad to oblige M
I had intended before rent-time asking you a trifling question: I observe that the
Banker charges 9
When at your leisure, will you be so kind, as to tell me what is best. &
believe me my dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | C. R.
To J. Higgins Esq
- f1 1117.f1Henry Payne Mason, rector of Beesby, Lincolnshire.
- f2 1117.f2CD possibly refers to the fact that, due to an irregularity in conveyancing ownership of some land adjoining Down House, he had been obliged to repurchase a small strip of land (Correspondence vol. 2, letter to Susan Darwin, [8 December 1843], n. 3). It may be the same ‘slip of land’ referred to in Correspondence vol. 3, letter to Emma Darwin, [7–8 February 1845].