Cheque for books, stamps for CD's son.
[65 Cornhill, London]
9 March 1863
In reply to y
In reference to the postage stamps used by ourselves, we beg to say that they are not usually sold to the public, but we have much pleasure in requesting your son's acceptance of the enclosed set, as an addition to his collection.
- f1 4032.f1The text of the letter is taken from a contemporary copy made by the company. A note on the copy records that the letter was assigned to `M
r. Wooldridge'; this individual has not been further identified.
- f2 4032.f2See letter from Smith, Elder and Company, 3 March 1863. The references are to Volcanic islands and South America. CD recorded receipt of the cheque in his Account book--banking accounts on 14 March 1863.
- f3 4032.f3See letter to Smith, Elder and Company, 5 March  and n. 4. The reference is to Leonard Darwin.