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From John Cattell   [after 5 May 1860]1

receipted

Future orders will be highly esteemed and have my best attention2

I am Sir | Yr most obt sert | J Cattell. | ER

Footnotes

The date is conjectured from the relationship between this letter and the letter from John Cattell, 12 May 1860 (Correspondence vol. 8) and from the date of the first John Cattell’s death (see n. 2, below).
John Cattell (1786/7–1860) was a nurseryman in Westerham, Kent, with whom CD had done business for several years (see Correspondence vol. 5, letter from John Cattell, 13 August 1855). He died on 5 May 1860 (England & Wales, national probate calendar (index of wills and administrations), 1858–1966 (Ancestry.com, accessed 12 June 2015)), and his son, John Cattell (1819/20–69), took over the business (Florist, Fruitist, and Garden Miscellany (1861): 197). CD evidently wrote a letter of condolence that has not been found, but see Correspondence vol. 8, letter from John Cattell, 12 May 1860.

Summary

Future orders will be highly esteemed.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-9213
From
John Cattell
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
unstated
Source of text
DAR 53.2: 167r
Physical description
1p inc

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9213,” accessed on 18 August 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-9213

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 24 (Supplement)

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