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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-1615

To John Higgins   25 December 1854

Down Farnborough Kent

Christmas Day 54/

My dear Sir

I am much obliged for your note & account, & I beg to acknowledge the receipt of £217 : s 16 : d 8 placed to my account at the Union Bank.—1

I wish all your large Family Party a happy Christmas: as for myself we have had a gloomy for I have had two of my little Boys very ill with Fever & Inflammation,2 but they are at last, thank God, better.

My dear Sir | Yours very truly | Ch. R. Darwin John Higgins Esqe

Footnotes

1
The rent of the Beesby farm, Lincolnshire. CD’s Investment book (Down House MS) shows an entry of £ 218 11s. 8d. The discrepancy is explained by an entry in CD’s Account book (Down House MS) on 24 December recording a payment of 15s. to: ‘Mr Higgins Alford Agricultural Club’.
2
Francis and Leonard Darwin (see ‘Journal’; Correspondence vol. 5, Appendix I). CD’s Health diary (Down House MS) recorded from 14 to 29 December: ‘Children Ill.—’. Emma Darwin recorded in her diary that Leonard and Francis came home unwell from Sarah Wedgwood’s on 13 and 15 December respectively. On 22 December, she recorded: ‘Franky’s fit’.

Summary

Discusses his account. Mentions health of children.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1615
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Higgins, John
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Lincolnshire Record Office
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1615,” accessed on 26 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1615

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