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Letter 7053

Cupples, A. J. to Darwin, C. R.

[28 Nov 1870]


Requests CD write in support of Government pension for her husband, George Cupples.


56 Ludgate Hill | EC

Monday morning.

My dear Mr Darwin,

I have come up to London at the request of Mr Strahan (publisher)f2 whohas kindly volunteered to help me to get a pension from Governmentfor my husband. The Duke of Argylef3 has agreed to present the memorialbut as there is no time now to get one up in the usual form, Mr Strahanthinks if I could get a few letters from friends, stating that MrCupples was worthy of it. Mr S has asked me to write to you, but as myhusband does not know about it I must ask you to excuse the trouble  As you do not know him so intimately as the others, the only thing youmight be able to say, that he shows powers of some kind and that werehis mind more at ease he might yet do something worthy of himself & the world  Mr S thinks you may be able to do this judging from his lettersto you. If you can do this for me, will you be so good as to addressthe letter to Mr Strahan. The others I have got begun their letters Mydear Mr Strahan I hope you will succeed in this undertaking for my friendMr Cupples who &c &c” These letters are to be fixed to the memorial.f4Mr Cupples has not been very strong these last six months, and I amanxious to get home immediately else I would have been so glad to have run downto see Mrs Darwin before leaving

please give her and Miss Darwinf5 myvery kindest regards. and with the same to yourself I remain| yours very sincerely | A J Cupples

C Darwin Esq | Downe Beckenham Kent,

PS I hope the puppy is getting on nicely.f6 I write this in Mr S’s officewith the fog so thick it is like night, so I hope you will excuse thewriting

DAR 161: 280


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