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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. L. Chester   12 July 1879

Down, | Beckenham, Kent. | Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R.

July 12th 1879.

Dear Sir

I must thank you for your very kind letter & for all your varied assistance.

I will forward your letter to my son, & nothing more had better be done at present in relation to the deeds.1

Believe me dear Sir | yours faithfully | Charles Darwin


See letter from J. L. Chester, 11 July 1879 and n. 2. George Howard Darwin was researching the Darwin family and had been offered the opportunity to look at deeds related to the Cleatham Estate in north Lincolnshire, which had been owned by William Darwin (1681–1760) (see letter from C. M. C. Darwin, 16 April [1879]).


Thanks for assistance. Nothing more should be done at present about the deeds. JLC’s letter sent to CD’s son [George].

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Joseph Lemuel Chester
Sent from
Source of text
Knox College Seymour Library, Special Collections and Archives
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 12151,” accessed on 8 June 2023,