Arranges to pay subscription on 15 Feb and 16 Aug as requested by Mr Mason.
Down Farnborough Kent
My dear Sir
I have had a letter from M
I hope that you will excuse this trouble & believe me, My dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | C. Darwin
You can, if you like keep back 5£ next Lady Day & thus pay as
- f1 1159.f1CD subscribed £5 each year for the support of Beesby School (see CD's Account Book and Investment Book (Down House MSS)). Henry Payne Mason, rector of Beesby, was presumably responsible for collecting the subscriptions to Beesby School.
- f2 1159.f2March 25, the day of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary, and 10 October, which were two of the traditional ‘quarter-days’ of the business year, when rents were paid.