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Darwin Correspondence Project

From W. E. Darwin   13 March 1882

Bank, Southampton,

March 13 1882

My dear Father,

I have today paid over £249.1.3 being your dividend at £4.5s. per cent for the half year on £5985 North Eastern Consols to your account at the Union Bank.1 I will find out about the Lancash. & Yorkshire small dividend & let you know.2

Goodbye dear Father I do hope you feel better today, it was very disappointing to see so little of you on Sunday.3

Your affect: son | W. E. Darwin


CD’s bank was the Union Bank, Charing Cross Branch, London. The sum of £249 1s. 3d. was recorded as paid in, under the heading ‘N. E. Consuls (Trust)’, in CD’s Account books–banking account (Down House MS), on 14 March 1882.
The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. CD’s Investment book (Down House MS) index lists ‘Lancash & York’ shares under trust property of Emma Darwin.
William had arrived at Down on Saturday 11 March 1882 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). CD mentioned being very unwell for several days in his letter to W. D. Crick, 10 March [1882].


Sends a dividend cheque.

Letter details

Letter no.
William Erasmus Darwin
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Source of text
Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 109)
Physical description
ALS 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 13726F,” accessed on 9 June 2023,