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Darwin Correspondence Project

To John Higgins   12 December [1846]

Down Farnborough Kent

Dec 12th

My dear Sir

I am much obliged for your note & the draft of £185 ’ s 13 ’ d 1, which I beg to acknowledge.1

I am very glad to hear so excellent an account of the Farm House; & I should much like to see it next summer.

You proposed last half year to pay the Rent direct into my Bankers Mrs Robarts & Curtis & I should greatly prefer this plan & shd be much obliged if for the future you would endeavour so to arrange it—

Believe me dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | C. Darwin

My Father has been ill, but he is now, thank God, greatly better; he has had much suffering.—

Footnotes

The half-yearly rent for Beesby farm, CD’s Lincolnshire property, with deductions for Higgins’ commission and a £5 contribution to Beesby school. See CD’s Account Book (Down House MS) entries for 9 and 12 December 1846.

Summary

Thanks JH for draft. Glad to hear account of farmhouse.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1037
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
John Higgins
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/2)
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1037,” accessed on 28 January 2021, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-1037.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 3

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