Asks his opinion concerning possible investment. Asks about possible land sale to Mr Mason.
Down Farnborough Kent
My dear Sir
In all probability I shall have very nearly 5000£ to invest soon & as I do not see any particularly good investment, it
has occurred to me to consult you how Land is now selling.— Is there any
likelihood of you meeting in the course of the next few months a small piece of
land of above value which would pay a moderate rate of interest. I certainly would not
invest any more money at the same rate of purchase at which Beesby was purchased owing
to the depreciation of Agricultural produce. I
Pray believe me. My dear Sir | Yours sincerely | C. Darwin
You will understand that I have not positively made up my mind to invest the
- f1 1377.f1Presumably this was the sum CD expected to receive from Emma's trust by the transfer of Leeds and Bradford Railway shares. See letter to Salt & Son, 26 November , n. 2.
- f2 1377.f2Henry Payne Mason, rector of Beesby.