Discusses lost investment opportunity.
Down Farnborough Kent
My dear Sir
I am very much obliged to you for your letter & plan. Had this property come
into the market a few months ago, I should have thought it most fortunate, &
perhaps it w
I followed a suggestion of yours (for which I am much indebted) & lent on mortgage to Grt. Northern, & part in B shares.—
With many thanks for your trouble | Believe me | My dear Sir | Your's sincerely | C. R. Darwin
- f1 1594.f1See letters to John Higgins, 18 March  and 9 April , for CD's initial plans to buy another farm.
- f2 1594.f2CD's Investment book (Down House MS), p. 43, has an entry dated 19 July 1854 recording that the sum of £5000 was: ‘Lent to Grt Northern R
y*on mortgage [interl] at 4 14 per cent for seven years, interest payable on July 15 thto Jan 15 th — The last interest payable on July 15 th1861.’ On the same day CD also purchased stock to the value of £10,100. He had previously, on 5 July 1854, purchased ‘B stock’ in the same company to the value of £4943 (p. 37).