From E. A. Darwin 21 [December 1870]1
The shares all right as you say
292 £12.10.0 @ 4%
80 Do. 4%
I find they weigh 4lbs 6oz and I suppose they will go all right by regd Book Post2
Sir H came & gave me a great wigging for not having been invited to luncheon the moment you came to town. He was rather in favour of Ld Salisbury being PRS— Sylvester in smoking room last night was saying you or D. of Devonre. ought to be Prest.—3 If Ld Sy were made he should withdraw his name at once. He got so excited over Kant4 & Geometry that he almost danced
You must be having jolly time with the Boys5
Yours affec. | ED
Confirms number of shares.
Reports on conversation with Henry Holland.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7067,” accessed on 28 October 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7067