Places affair [land purchase] entirely in JH's hands. Son [William?] will visit in a week or two.
Down Bromley Kent
My dear Sir
I have just received your letter of the 19
As the time is so near it will be impossible for me to hear from my Son, after seeing the farm, in time to communicate with you. My son will defer his visit for a week or two, but whether or no Anwick be purchased he will probably pay Alford a visit in the course of a week or two. And I am much obliged for your very kind offer of hospitality & of showing him the Farms.—
But I know how much occupied your time is & he must not trespass on your kindness.—
My dear Sir | Yours sincerely | C. Darwin
Please to rememmber my statements about money in Hand & on Deposit at 7 days, & act as well as you can about payment.—
Post takes two days here.—
P.S. | If possible I sh
Post from here to Alford ought to take only one day.
- f1 2840.f1Higgins's letter has not been found. It was a reply to the letter to John Higgins, 13 June .
- f2 2840.f2William Erasmus Darwin intended to visit the farm before CD decided whether to purchase it (see letter to John Higgins, 13 June ).
- f3 2840.f3Anwick village, near Sleaford, Lincolnshire, is about 35 miles from Alford, where Higgins lived.
- f4 2840.f4See letter to Charles Lyell, 25 [June 1860].