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Letter 6844

Darwin, C. R. to Campbell, Dudley

29 July [1869]

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    Sends cheque for £5 as subscription to Westminster Review.

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Caerdeon Barmouth | North Wales.

July 29.

My dear Sir

I have had pleasure in appending my name as you desire it, for I have no doubt that the Westminster Review has aided materially in spreading liberal opinions. In order to save writing a separate letter I have taken the liberty to enclose a cheque for £5 as my subscription.

The date of this letter will explain the cause of my delay in answering it.

I am much obliged for your kind enquiries about my health, which I am sorry to say remains much the same

My dear Sir | yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin

P.S | I return home tomorrow morning

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    f1 6844.f1
    The request from Campbell and enclosure have not been found.
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    f2 6844.f2
    A payment of £5 to Campbell on 29 July 1869 is recorded in CD's Account books--banking account (Down House MS), and the same amount is recorded as paid to Westminster Review under the heading `Gifts--Annual Subscriptions' in CD's Classed account books (Down House MS).
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    f3 6844.f3
    CD probably refers to the place rather than the date. He had been away from home since 10 June 1869 and arrived back on 31 July 1869 (see `Journal' (Correspondence vol. 17, Appendix II)).
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