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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-4340

From E. A. Darwin   12 November [1860–8]1

6. Queen Anne St

12 Nov

Dear Charles.

I send you the Tithes.2 Langton tells me he has written a letter on Investments which you are to send me in due time3

Yours affec. | E D

Footnotes

1
The date range is established by the change of Erasmus’s house number from 37 to 6 Queen Anne Street in early 1860 (Post Office London directory), and by the dates when CD entered his annual ‘Tithes’ in his Account books (see n.2, below); after 1868, they were entered in months other than November (except in 1871, when CD entered them on 29 November).
2
In his Account and Investment books (Down House MSS), CD referred to an annual income ranging in the 1860s from £15 to £21 as the ‘Castle Morton Tithes’. CD and each of his five siblings inherited one sixth of a ‘Castle Morton trust’ from their father, Robert Waring Darwin, in 1837. The trust was evidently related to a property of CD’s grandfather, Josiah Wedgwood I, in the parish of Castle Morton, Worcestershire. (Robert Waring Darwin’s Investment book, Down House MS.)
3
The letter from Charles Langton, CD and Erasmus’s brother-in-law, has not been found.

Summary

Sends the tithes.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-4340
From
Darwin, E. A.
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
London, Queen Anne St, 6
Source of text
DAR 105: B11
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4340,” accessed on 24 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4340

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