From E. A. Darwin 19 February 1
Thanks for your note & I will when the time comes act upon it.1 My notion was that no money would pass but that you would accept the note as part of your (childrens) share of C’s estate.2 Langton3 however suggests that (with Legatees consent) there need be no distribution till after Susans4 death. I was glad to hear from Caroline that her day dream is to pay me a visit which shows she must have some feeling of strength.5
I have taken a little hint with regard to my own will— I have left the contents of my house with one or two exceptions to you, in order that merely by request to you I can leave any little things & so save my Exōr bother for which I hope he will be grateful, & I have put in George6 instead of Susan as a second name.
I took the opportunity of William being here to coach him a little about where he would find all necessary directions.7
I hear from Susan that George has had some great success—8 I wish you would pluck up heart to come & pay me another little visit. The Jos’s are coming to Elizabeths house when she goes to Tenby.9
Yours affec. | E D
- Letter no.
- Darwin, E. A.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Sent from
- Source of text
- DAR 105: B40–1 . Last 2 sentences of letter & valediction are missing from Bennington xerox. NCS . Broad mourning border. ASB . No CD annotation. ASB
- Physical description
Division of Catherine’s estate.
Arrangements for EAD’s will.
Wishes CD would pay him another visit.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5010,” accessed on 13 February 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5010