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Darwin Correspondence Project

To William Cole   6 January 1880

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

Jan 6. 1880

Dear Sir,

I belong to so many Societies that I am not willing to join any others.

But I beg permission to enclose a donation of £1–1 in aid of your preliminary expenses,1 & remain | dear Sir | Yours faithfully | Ch. Darwin

W. Cole Esq

Footnotes

Cole was secretary of the Epping Forest and County of Essex Naturalists’ Field Club, which was founded in 1880; the president was Raphael Meldola (Transactions of the Epping Forest and County of Essex Naturalists’ Field Club 1 (1880): 1). A payment to Cole of £1 1s. was recorded in CD’s Account books–banking account (Down House MS). CD’s donation was mentioned in the Transactions of the Epping Forest and County of Essex Naturalists’ Field Club (Journal of Proceedings) 1 (1880): lxxi.

Summary

Regrets he is unwilling to join [Epping Forest Field Club], but encloses a guinea to aid with their preliminary expenses.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-12407
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
William Cole
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Imperial College of Science, Medicine and Technology Archives (Essex Naturalists Field Club MLDA/9)
Physical description
LS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 12407,” accessed on 25 June 2022, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/?docId=letters/DCP-LETT-12407.xml

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