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To John Higgins   13 December [1850]

Down Farnborough Kent

Dec. 13.

My dear Sir

I am much obliged for your letter of the 9th, enclosing your account & informing me that you have placed a draft for £187’s 15’d 11 to my account at Mssr. Robarts, Curtis & Co.—

I sincerely hope that Agricultural affairs will improve: fifteen per cent is a very heavy reduction;1 but we must hope for the best.

I am much obliged for your enquiries about my health, which still keeps & I fear will ever keep very indifferent.

Yours very faithfully | C. Darwin J. Higgins Esqe


This was the amount of the reduction in the rent paid by the tenant of CD’s Lincolnshire farm. See letter to John Higgins, 9 May [1850].


Discusses his account. Mentions reduction in rent due to agricultural conditions.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
John Higgins
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Source of text
Lincolnshire Record Office
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1375,” accessed on 23 June 2018,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 4