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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-1034

To Francis Wedgwood   27 November [1846]

Down Farnborough Kent

Nov. 27th

Dear Frank

Would you be so good (in accordance with enclosed instructions from Jos.) as to send to “Mssrs. Hine & Robinson Charter House Sqr. London”, the bundle of parchments which you hold for our Trust.1 Please to see that they are securely tied up & may I beg you, to send them by secure means to Whitmore Station & have them booked; please rather wait than send them insecurely.—

Will you enclose Jos’ letter to Mrss Hine & Robinson.

Will you post mine to Mrs Hine & Robinson on same day that the parcel is despatched by Railway.

And lastly be so kind as to send 〈    〉 on same day 〈    〉.—

I am really sorry to give you so much trouble, but the deeds are important & this is the only means to ascertain that they arrive safely at Mrs. Hine & Co.—

Believe me, dear Frank, with kind remembrances to Fanny2 〈    〉3

Footnotes

1
The marriage settlement funds for CD and Emma were in a trust, of which Josiah Wedgwood III and Erasmus Alvey Darwin were the trustees. Francis (Frank) Wedgwood has endorsed the letter: ‘Sent by Rails as directed Nov 30 1846’.
2
Frances Mosley Wedgwood, Frank Wedgwood’s wife.
3
CD’s signature has been excised, which also accounts for the missing text in the letter.

Summary

Instructs FW to send off a bundle of deeds which he holds for their trust.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1034
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Wedgwood, Francis
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Keele University Library (Wedgwood/Mosley 26783–35)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1034,” accessed on 30 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1034

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