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Darwin Correspondence Project

To John Higgins   18 December [1852]

Down Farnborough Kent

Dec. 18th.

My dear Sir

I am much obliged for your note & for your remittance of £188 . s 15 . d 2. to my account.1 I am very glad to hear that agricultural affairs are improving a little. With respect to Rent, I feel sure you will do what is right.

Believe me | My dear Sir | Yours sincerely | C. Darwin J. Higgins Esq


CD recorded the receipt of the sum of £189 10s. 2d. in his Classed account book (Down House MS) on 8 January 1853. His Account book indicates that he gave John Higgins the sum of 15s. on 19 December 1852.


Discusses his account. Mentions the rent.

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. 1494,” accessed on 23 March 2018,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 5