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Darwin Correspondence Project

To W. E. Darwin   [3 November 1858]1


My dear W.

You must sign enclosed draft on the back cross-ways; & then when you pay any tradesman ask him, if he will give you change.— If I understood you right, Mr Gunson said he would back it with his name & that would make it very simple.—2

Yours affect | C. D.

Please acknoledge Receipt of this.


Dated by an entry in CD’s Account book (Down House MS) recording a payment of £15 to William on 3 November 1858.
William Mandell Gunson was William’s tutor at Christ’s College, Cambridge. ‘His tutorship was memorable in the history of the College; the position of Christ’s men in the Tripos lists began under him to be very different from what it had been for many generations.’ (Alum. Cantab.).


Sends WED a bank draft.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
William Erasmus Darwin
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Source of text
DAR 210.6: 31
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2393,” accessed on 22 March 2019,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 7