To Salt & Son 26 November 
Down Farnborough Kent
My dear Sir
I enclose a cheque for the amount of your account, with many thanks for all the trouble you have been so good as to take for me.—
I believe that your view is quite correct, that out of the £20,000 lent to Major Owen,1 £5000 is my own not under Trust. All my wifes share of the late Mr. Wedgwoods property has long ago been invested in the names of my brother & Mr Jos. Wedgwood; but I presume part could be transferred to me. There is £4339 in Leeds & Bradford Railway and £320 (value as formerly estimated, & now of less value) in Monmouth Canal & Railway, which could be transferred to me (for it is quite unimportant to me the value of these shares being a little under the 5000£), if the advantages to be derived from the whole £20,000 being under Trust, exceed the cost of the transference of the above shares. I have not the least idea what is the cost of such transference or on the other hand of the advantages you allude to.—2
Will you, therefore, be so good as to settle for me whether such transference had better be effected; & if you so advise me, I will at once write to Mr J. Wedgwood & my Brother.— The former will be at Shrewsbury about 10th or 12th of next month.—
Pray believe me | My dear Sir | Yours sincerely & obliged | C. R. Darwin Mr Salt & son.
Inquires about financial matters.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1372,” accessed on 6 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1372