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To George Ransome   25 October [1849]

Down Farnborough | Kent

Oct. 25th

My dear Sir

I shall feel extremely happy to promote in the smallest degree any object in which you are interested, & therefore will you be so good as to put my name down to the Subscription List for £1’0’0 for the Portrait of the Bishop.1

I beg to remain | dear Sir | Your’s sincerely | C. Darwin

G. Ransome Esqe


CD subscribed £1 1s. on 2 January 1850 (Account Book, Down House MS) for a portrait of the Bishop of Norwich. This was probably one of the portraits in the Ipswich Museum series promoted by Ransome. There are two bishops of Norwich in the set: Edward Stanley, who had died in September 1849, and the recently appointed Samuel Hinds. See also letter to J. S. Henslow, [7 October 1849], n. 4.


Agrees to subscribe £1 toward the portrait of a bishop of Norwich.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
George Ransome
Sent from
Source of text
American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.81)
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1261,” accessed on 29 September 2023,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 4