To Francis Darwin 8 [June? 1868]1
My dear F.
On Jan. 29th 1868 I paid you a cheque for £14"10"0 (£10 out of your Legacy & 4"10.0 for Fees)— This cheque has never been presented to my Bankers; & I never knew a cheque so much delayed.—2
What did you do with it? Did you send to Union Bank, or pay it to some Tradesman? if in Cambridge, enquire about it, & let me hear soon.—3 If you had lost it, you wd of course have told me.—
I hope the poor dear old “Pelican on the House-top” is jolly,— I shd think so from his last jolly note.—4
Your affect. Father | C. Darwin
A cheque written out for FD has never been presented to CD’s bankers.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5769,” accessed on 5 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5769