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From Down Friendly Society to Bromley Savings Bank   [before 14 July 1862]1

We being the Trustees of the Down F. Soc beg leave to give notice that we wish to withdraw the sum of . . from the Brmly Savings Bank on . . July 14th. & the above amt to be paid to Mr C R Darwin the Treasurer of the Society.2

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156: 13: 104


Dated by the request to withdraw money from the Bromley Savings Bank on 14 July, and by an entry in CD’s Account book–banking account (Down House MS), dated 16 July 1862, recording receipt of funds from the Bromley Savings Bank for the Down Friendly Club (see n. 4, below).
CD had been treasurer of the Down Friendly Club since 1852 (Freeman 1978).
George Duck was a carpenter and a grocer, and landlord of the ‘George’ public house in Down (Freeman 1978, Post Office directory of the six home counties 1862).
The entry in CD’s Account book–banking account (Down House MS) gives the sum as £153, stating: ‘Cheque from Bromley Saving Bank, for Down Friendly Soc. [’for‘ del] together with cash for the 160 on opposite page’. On the opposite (debit) page CD had entered £160 on 16 July 1862, stating: ‘Bank of England; invested for Down Friendly Soc’.


Notification of the Society’s intent to withdraw funds from its account.

Letter details

Letter no.
Down Friendly Society
Bromley Savings Bank
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 96: 3 v.
Physical description
Adraft 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3586,” accessed on 20 June 2019,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 10