Family financial matters.
Emma tells me that you have or will have next week 600 or 700£ to
pay over.— My Father has kindly offered to take 600£ more from me,
would you therefore please to send this money if now ready, with some which you have to
send from Aunt Sarah.; if not now ready, will you send it
whenever it is ready.— If the sum is more than 600£, would you
please to keep the difference till some future time.— My Father requests that
you will be so kind, as to send him a copy of the same sort of receipt, which you had
for the 1400£, & he will return it to you properly signed.—
I forget, whether you require any document from Emma: if you do, w
Yours affectionately | C. Darwin
- f1 13855.f1Dated from an entry in Robert Waring Darwin's Investment Book, 1831–48 (Down House MS) in the account headed ‘Trust Money—Emma & Charles Darwin’, reading: ‘1844 Borrowed May 28 £600’. CD was at The Mount, his father's home in Shrewsbury, from 23 April to 30 May (‘Journal’; Correspondence vol. 3, Appendix II).
- f2 13855.f2Sarah Elizabeth (Sarah) Wedgwood, CD's aunt.
- f3 13855.f3A document, signed by Emma, requesting that railway shares be purchased from trust money left by her father is dated 16 October 1843 (Keele University Library, Mosley Collection). Josiah Wedgwood III was a trustee of CD and Emma's marriage settlement (see Correspondence vol. 2, letter from Josiah Wedgwood II and Emma Wedgwood to R. W. Darwin, 15 November 1838, n.1).