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To Charles Lovegrove   14 December [1859–71]1


Dec 14th

My dear Sir

I beg leave to acknowledge the receipt of two Guineas for the Down Coal & Clothing Club; & at the same time I venture as Treasurer to thank you sincerely for this very kind & handsome Subscription.

My dear Sir | Yours sincerely | C. Darwin


The year range is established by the Down Coal and Clothing Club account book (Down House MS). Lovegrove contributed two guineas a year between 1859 and 1871; in 1872 he increased his contribution to three guineas. The Down Coal and Clothing Club was a local savings club to which villagers made weekly contributions; the local gentry made annual ‘honorary’ contributions to supplement the funds (Correspondence vol. 5, letter to G. H. Turnbull, 28 October [1854]).


Acknowledges contribution to Down Coal and Clothing Club.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Charles Lovegrove
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Source of text
American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 13822,” accessed on 23 July 2024,