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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Thomas Guthrie?   30 March [1871]1

Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.

March 30th

Dear Sir

I have much pleasure in enclosing £25 for the subscription for Mr Cupples, & shall be glad to subscribe on a future occasion if requisite.—2 With much Respect, I have the honour to remain Dear Sir | Your faithful servant | Ch. Darwin


The year is established by the record of payment in CD’s accounts (see n. 2, below).
An entry in CD’s Account books–cash account (Down House MS) for 29 March 1871 reads ‘Guthrie (Cupples)–£25’. The recipient of the letter is conjectured to be Thomas Guthrie, who was known for his philanthropic work (ODNB). Earlier CD had received a request from Cupples’s wife, Anne Jane Cupples, to write a letter supporting a memorial for Cupples to receive a government pension (see Correspondence vol. 18, letter from A. J. Cupples, [28 November 1870]). There is no record of the memorial having been presented to Parliament.


Sends correspondent a £25 subscription for George Cupples.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Guthrie, Thomas
Sent from
Source of text
Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, U. S. National Library of Medicine (MS C 1)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7151,” accessed on 20 May 2018,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 19