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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-766

To Josiah Wedgwood III and E. A. Darwin1   25 July 1844

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We hereby request you to pay the sum of five thousand pounds now in your hands, being trust-money under our marriage-settlement, to Thos: Salt Esq:2 for the disposal of Dr Darwin.3

Charles Robert Darwin

Emma Darwin July 25th 1844

I hereby notify my assent to the above Arrangement

E. A. Darwin.

Footnotes

1
The trustees of the marriage settlement of CD and Emma.
2
Of the Shrewsbury law firm of Dukes and Salt.
3
The money was part of a £20,000 sum, made over to Robert Waring Darwin by CD and Emma, which formed the basis of a mortgage loan to Edward Herbert, 2d Earl of Powis, negotiated on 14 November 1844 (R. W. Darwin’s Investment Book (Down House MS), pp. 57, 70).

Summary

Requests to JW III and EAD as trustees of the marriage-settlement, to make some funds available.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-766
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Wedgwood, Josiah, III; Darwin, E. A.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Keele University Library (Wedgwood/Mosley 1012)
Physical description
ADS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 766,” accessed on 26 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-766

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