To John Higgins 27 May 1
Down Farnborough Kent
I write to acknowledge the draft for 190£ 13s 1d & to thank you for it.—2
I am very glad Mr Hardy3 is going on well.
Will you be so good as to give me as long a notice as you conveniently can, when you want the money for the new Farm House, as my Father owing to some arrangements has been rather short of money this Spring, but I apprehend, very soon now all times will be equally convenient to him.—4
My Bankers are Mrs Robarts, Curtis & Co & I shd be glad, if, as you propose, you would pay the rent direct into their hands for the future, being so good as to notify me of the same.—
I wish I could have the pleasure of seeing you this week, but I shall not be up in London.
Dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | C. Darwin
P.S. | Do not forget the steeper pitch of roof in the new farm House & oak Lintels.
Acknowledges receipt of draft. When does JH want the money for the new farmhouse? Bankers are Robarts, Curtis & Co. JH to pay them the rent directly.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 980,” accessed on 26 October 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-980