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From W. E. Darwin   14 December [1881]1


Dec 14

My dear Father,

Will you kindly sign the enclosed deed and authority—you will see the witness signs on the other side—and then return it to Messr Paterson &c2

Your affect son | W. E. Darwin

N.B. | Besides signing the deed where we do—you must sign the Receipt where pencilled


25, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, | London, | W.C.

12th Decr. 1881

Dear Sir,

We enclose you the Deed of Assignment of No. 6 Queen Anne Street for your signature— When you have signed it will you kindly forward it to your Brother at Southampton with a request to forward it to Mr. C. R. Darwin for his signature3

Yours truly | Paterson Snow & Bloxam

G. H. Darwin Esq | Trinity College | Cambridge


The year is established by the date on the enclosure.
The legal firm Paterson, Snow and Bloxam at 25 Lincoln’s Inn Fields (Post Office London directory) was the London agent of the Shrewsbury solicitor George Moultrie Salt. The deed related to Erasmus Alvey Darwin’s house at 6 Queen Anne Street, London, which CD had inherited following Erasmus’s death on 26 August 1881.
The deed was first sent to George Howard Darwin, who forwarded it to William Erasmus Darwin; George and William were Erasmus Alvey Darwin’s executors.


Paperwork relating to 6 Queen Anne Street, London.

Letter details

Letter no.
William Erasmus Darwin
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Source of text
Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 97)
Physical description
ALS 1p encl 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 13548F,” accessed on 9 June 2023,