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To John Lubbock   10 August [1861]

2. Hesketh Crescent | Torquay

Aug 10th

My dear Lubbock

I heard from Mr Hacon this morning; & he with some hesitation advised acceptance. In fact we had made up our minds, from what you said, that unless Mr H. had been vehement against acceptance, to accept; so I telegraphed to him to write by this day’s post to Mr. Atherley our submission & acceptance. So I hope from the bottom of my heart that all is settled.1

Ever yours truly obliged | Ch. Darwin


CD was attempting to finalise the arrangements for William Erasmus Darwin to enter into partnership with George Atherley in the Southampton and Hampshire Bank (see letter to John Lubbock, [2 August 1861]).


With some hesitation CD’s solicitor advises acceptance of partnership offered to William.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
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Source of text
DAR 263: 46 (EH 88206490)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3229,” accessed on 15 April 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 9