To E. A. Darwin [before 1 October 1844]1
My dear Eras.
I have heard from Jos that he has been obliged (somehow owing to a transference being necessary, & it being impossible to transfer from his own name as executor, to his own as Trustee) to put the Trent & Mersey & Monmouths Canal shares, belonging to Emma, in your sole name. He sends a paper for you to sign, & date which he says I am to keep. He says the Trent & Mersey will send their receipt to you to sign, & when signed you can send it either to me [or] to Robarts for me, which latter wd be best, as saving a letter.
For the Monmouths Canal shares you will have to write half yearly to a Newport Banker & he will pay the money direct to me.— I will half-yearly remind you & give you the Banker address, & number of the shares.
I am glad the Trent & Mersey shares, will give you no more trouble than your own ones do, & I shd think you cd arrange for them to be sent together.—
I intend coming up on Tuesday & mean to dine at the Athenæum I shall sleep two nights in London
Ever yours | C. Darwin
Writes about canal shares EAD holds as trustee.