Enters Francis Darwin at Trinity College, Cambridge. Encloses certificate from Alfred Wrigley and £20 entrance and caution money. Wants Francis to have rooms in College.
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
I should be much obliged if you would enter my son Francis Darwin at Trinity for next
October. I enclose his master the Rev. D
If it is possible I sh
I beg leave to remain | Dear Sir | yours very faithfully | Charles R. Darwin
- f1 4945.f1The year is established by Francis Darwin's matriculation at Trinity College, Cambridge, in October 1866 (Alum. Cantab.).
- f2 4945.f2Alfred Wrigley was headmaster of Clapham Grammar School. Francis Darwin attended the school from the summer of 1860 to the summer of 1866 (CD's Classed account book (Down House MS)).
- f3 4945.f3Caution money: `money deposited as a security for good conduct, [especially] by a student on entering a college' (OED). A payment to Burn of £20 for `entrance for Trinity' is recorded in CD's Account book--cash account (Down House MS) on 2 December 1865.