From John Murray 6 March 1
50A, Albemarle St. | W.
My Dear Sir
I enclose my note of hand at 4 Mo’s from Mar 2. for £420 " as agreed.2 I trust it will reach you safely—
The son of Mr Clowes our Printer—a gentleman educated at Eton & Oxford is to be ballotted for at the Athenæum next Monday.3 I do not suppose you venture out at night, but if you think fit to speak to friends on Mr W Clowes behalf I venture to think he is not undeserving—
My Dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | John Murray
Chas Darwin Esq
JM sends note for £420.
Asks CD to use his good offices on behalf of William Clowes’s son who is up for election to Athenaeum.