Requests to JW III and EAD as trustees of the marriage-settlement, to make some funds available.
We hereby request you to pay the sum of five thousand pounds now in your hands, being
trust-money under our marriage-settlement, to Tho
Charles Robert Darwin
I hereby notify my assent to the above Arrangement
E. A. Darwin.
- f1 766.f1The trustees of the marriage settlement of CD and Emma.
- f2 766.f2Of the Shrewsbury law firm of Dukes and Salt.
- f3 766.f3The money was part of a £20,000 sum, made over to Robert Waring Darwin by CD and Emma, which formed the basis of a mortgage loan to Edward Herbert, 2d Earl of Powis, negotiated on 14 November 1844 (R. W. Darwin's Investment Book (Down House MS), pp. 57, 70).