skip to content

Darwin Correspondence Project

To A. C. Thomson   11 February 1876

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Feb 11. 1876

Sir

There has been some delay in answering your letter of Feb 5th, as the Rev: J: Brodie Innes now resides in the N of Scotland. I return the enclosed paper signed & witnessed.1 The other paper has been sent to the Registrar of Friendly Socs; but I cannot understand why he requires it, as on the election of Mr Pearson as trustee in the place of Mr Duck deceased, I obtained from him the proper form, and returned it with a request that he would communicate with the National Debt Office.2 This I suppose he did for the Commissioners did not object to the signature of Mr Pearson when we deposited £120, lately withdrawn from the P.O. Savings Bank.

Sir | Your obedt servant | Charles R. Darwin

Footnotes

Neither Thomson’s letter nor the enclosure have been found, but see the letter to J. B. Innes, 7 February [1876]. CD and John Brodie Innes were trustees of the Down Friendly Society. Thomson was controller of the Post Office Savings Bank.
See letter to J. M. F. Ludlow, 11 February 1876 and enclosure. The registrar of Friendly Societies was John Malcolm Forbes Ludlow; Charles Pearson had replaced George Francis Duck as a trustee of the Down Friendly Society.

Summary

Writes regarding affairs of the Down Friendly Society.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-10386
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Alexander Christie Thomson
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Wellcome Library (MS.7781/14)
Physical description
2pp & Adraft 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10386,” accessed on 27 February 2020, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-10386.xml

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

letter