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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Thomas Salt   15 March [1853]1

Down Farnborough | Kent

March 15th.

My dear Sir

I am much obliged for your note, informing me that you have at length found a purchaser of the £600 Shrewsbury St. Act.2 I presume you will want the enclosed Transfers: anyhow I send them: I understand that I have to pay Transfer fee.— I presume I shall receive the half-years interest due on the 28th. inst.—3

I do not know whether Mr Wigley is aware that my Bankers, are Ms Robarts. Curtis & Co.4

I am much obliged for your assistance & remain | My dear Sir | Very truly yours | C. R. Darwin

T. Salt Esqre


The year is supplied from the wrapper containing this letter, which is labelled ‘28 Mch 1853’ (see n. 3, below).
Salt’s letter has not been found; see also this volume, Supplement, letter to Thomas Salt, 31 January [1853].
There is a draft transfer in the Shropshire Archives (SA D3651/B/47/2/30). In his Investment book (Down House MS), pp. 1–2, CD recorded an interest payment on 28 March 1853, but did not record any transfer fees.
Charles Wigley was an accountant working with Salt. See also this volume, Supplement, letter to Charles Wigley, 21 March 1853.


Thanks for finding a purchaser for the Shrewsbury Street Act securities and encloses the Transfers.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Thomas Salt
Sent from
Source of text
Shropshire Archives (SA D3651/B/47/2/30)
Physical description
ALS 3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1506F,” accessed on 6 December 2022,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 24 (Supplement)