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Darwin Correspondence Project

To the National Debt Office   [after 29 July 1877]1


We the undersigned two Trustees of the D.F.S. wish to withdraw the sum of 290£ from the money standing in our names in the National Debt Office, for distribution as a bonus to the members in accordance with the permission of our Actuary.—2 Will you be so good as to send us the proper form & any requisite instructions.— We wish to appoint the manager of the Union Bank, Charing Cross Branch as our agent for receiving the money, & believe that we have to fill up some form to this purpose.—3 We beg leave to remain | Sir | Your obd servants


The date is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to Thomas Druitt, 29 July [1877].
The trustees of Down Friendly Society were CD, Charles Pearson, and John Brodie Innes (Correspondence vol. 24, letter to J. M. F. Ludlow, 11 February 1876). Since Innes lived in Scotland, the other signatory was probably Pearson. On the distribution of the bonus, see the letter to J. M. F. Ludlow, 20 July [1877] and n. 1. The National Debt Office invested funds for the Post Office Savings Bank, which received deposits from Friendly Societies (see Correspondence vol. 24, letter to J. B. Innes, 7 February [1876] and n. 2).


Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 29 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.


Writes as a trustee of Down Friendly Society about withdrawing some funds.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
National Debt Office
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 202: 73
Physical description
ADraft 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11065,” accessed on 7 February 2023,