Apologises for the trouble he has given EC. CD has given up the siphon plan and intends to make only an ordinary tank with a pump.
Down Farnborough Kent
My dear Sir
I am not a little ashamed of myself for all the trouble I have given you: I write now
to confess my sins, & say that in despair I have given up the siphon-plan: and
intend only to make an ordinary tank, of no very great diameter with
pump.— I called at Burgess & Keys
& found that the coated Hose was flat & of course
With thanks, pray believe me, my dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | Charles Darwin
- f1 1682.f1CD recorded the expenses of the construction of a tank and of gutta percha pipes in his Classed account book (Down House MS). Isaac Laslett, the builder in Down village, was paid £32 3s. 7d. on 22 April 1853 and £40 15s. on 4 July. Gutta percha pipes cost CD £1 7s. and £1 15s. on 17 June and 18 August, respectively.