Has been asked to set a price on slate relief slabs [see 2236]. Would appreciate advice from correspondent as he would like to buy pictures with the money.
Down Bromley Kent
My dear Sir
Owing to your kindness, M
My dear Sir | Yours sincerely & obliged | Ch. Darwin
- f1 2323.f1The identification of the recipient is based on the relationship of this letter to the letter to Trenham Reeks?, 10 March . There is no record of who might have bought the reliefs, but an entry in CD's Account book (Down House MS) dated 28 August 1858 indicates that he received £150 for them. Further entries in CD's Account book on 28 December 1858 and 6 January 1859 for £5 and £2 10s. paid to a Mr Burn are probably commissions on the sale. Burn was probably an agent; it has not been possible to identify him further.
- f2 2323.f2The year is given by CD's payment of £5 to Burn on 28 December 1858 (see n. 1, above).
- f3 2323.f3Samuel Luke Pratt was proprietor of an antique furniture business at 47 Bond Street, London (Post Office London directory 1858). For CD's wish to sell the reliefs, see letter to Trenham Reeks?, 10 March .