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From E. A. Darwin   1 September [1865]1

Hengwrt | Dolgelly

Sept 1

Dear Charles

I send you a Lanc & York but I am not absolutely certain whether it belongs to you—2 Please to give me an answer of ‘all right’.3

Yours affec. | E D


The year is established by the address (see letter from E. A. Darwin, 24 August [1865], n. 1).
CD’s Investment book (Down House MS) index lists ‘Lancash & York’ shares under trust property of Emma Darwin. In 1856, 720 shares of East Lancashire stock were acquired, and an interest payment of £22 3s. was recorded on 4 September 1865 (see ibid., pp. 78–9). The East Lancashire and the Lancashire & Yorkshire were rival railway companies that merged on 13 August 1859 (see Bairstow 1993, p. 3).
No further correspondence on Lancashire & Yorkshire shares has been found.


Bairstow, Martin. 1993. The East Lancashire Railway. A history of the railways around Bury and guide to the preserved line. Halifax: Martin Bairstow.


Sends a "Lanc & York" [railway share?].

Letter details

Letter no.
Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 105: B35
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4889,” accessed on 30 September 2023,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 13