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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-7151

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

Footnotes

1
The year is established by the record of payment in CD’s accounts (see n. 2, below).
2
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.

Summary

Sends correspondent a £25 subscription for George Cupples.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7151
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Guthrie, Thomas
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, U. S. National Library of Medicine (MS C 1)
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7151,” accessed on 30 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7151

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