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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-1560

To John Higgins   18 March [1854]

Down Farnborough Kent

March 18th

My dear Sir

As this note requires no sort of answer, I send it to say that on considering “ways & means”, I shd be sorry to hear of a Farm at above, fifteen-thousand pounds; & one, like my present one, at 12, or 13, or 14 thousand would suit me very well.—

The money from Ld Powis1 will, I hear, be paid up on 1st of July; but it can very well lie a little in the Bank until you can hear of something which you can recommend.—

My dear Sir | Your’s very faithfully | C. Darwin J. Higgins Esqe

Footnotes

1
Edward James Herbert, Earl of Powis, had borrowed £13,000 from CD in November 1849, a continuation of the loan extended to Herbert by Robert Waring Darwin. According to CD’s Investment book (Down House MS), the capital was repaid on 1 July 1854.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1560
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Higgins, John
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Lincolnshire Record Office
Physical description
2pp

Summary

Discusses price of a farm.

Subject

Places

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1560,” accessed on 29 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1560

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