From John Lubbock 20 July 1
15, Lombard Street, E.C.
Dear Mr. Darwin
Mr Powell has asked me to subscribe to build him a house at Down & I feel rather in a difficulty.2
It seems that about £1700 is required. The Ecclesiastical Commissioner would give £700, he thinks he could get £290 from the Queen Anne’s Bounty Fund, £150 from a building society, & his own friends would do something.3
What do you think about it?
Believe me | yours most sincerely | John Lubbock
C Darwin Esq | &c &c &c
Has been asked by Henry Powell [new vicar of Down] for help to build a house at Down; asks for CD’s advice.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6838,” accessed on 29 March 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-6838