To [Camilla] Ludwig1 22 December 18622
In all money affairs it is better to have a memorandum in writing. I thought it so hard a case that your Father should be told that the £200 would be given him & then the offer partially retracted, that I, under these circumstances alone, offered to give the £200, which I have now done:3 but I understand that if Miss Davies kept to her original intention, then, as I know perfectly well, you would repay me the £200;4 under any other circumstances, I must freely & cordially give you the £200. This note is ill expressed but is written in a hurry.
My dear Miss Ludwig | yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin
Explains the terms of his £200 gift or loan to Miss Ludwig’s father.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3873F,” accessed on 9 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3873F