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DCP-LETT-7047

From E. A. Darwin   [September 1868 – August 1870]1

I suppose this Bill is Carolines2 so send it on as I dare say it is paid— The Clock is not come.

to Charles

Sylvester came & said some officers having been speaking so highly of Leonard that I thought you would like to hear it— in their expressive language ‘he is all there’ & perhaps Lenny can translate the military language.3 This note is all topsy turvy as I dont know to whom I am writing

Footnotes

1
The date range is established by the reference to Leonard Darwin’s performance at military college (see n. 3, below).
2
The reference is to Caroline Sarah Wedgwood.
3
James Joseph Sylvester was professor of mathematics at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, where Leonard Darwin was a student from August 1868 until 1871. Sylvester’s successor at Woolwich was appointed in August 1870. (RMAS archives, Sandhurst Collection.)

Summary

Sends a bill he thinks is Caroline’s.

Tells CD of officers’ praise of Leonard.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7047
From
Darwin, E. A.
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
unstated
Source of text
DAR 105: B73
Physical description
AL 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7047,” accessed on 26 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7047

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