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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).

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-766
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Wedgwood, Josiah, III; Darwin, E. A.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Wedgwood Museum (Wedgwood/Mosley 977)
Physical description
ADS 1p

Summary

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

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 766,” accessed on 27 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-766

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