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From W. E. Darwin   22 November [1867]1

Southampton

Nov 22

My Dear Father,

Thank you very much for your letter & the other £100 which I do not deserve & did not expect.2 I think I may pretty positively say that when next I have two or three hundred to invest, and for the future I shall choose some sound 4 or 5 perCent. thing without any speculation in it; though now one would rather avoid railways investing is a great puzzle. Mama says you are to be in London on Sunday Dec 1st.. I hope to come up for the Sunday & Monday.3

I am very glad to hear Woolner is coming at last, tho’ I dare say the thoughts of the nuisance make you curse a trifle.4

Your affect son | W. E. Darwin

Footnotes

The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to W. E. Darwin, 20 November [1867] (Correspondence vol. 15).
See Correspondence vol. 15, letter to W. E. Darwin 20 November [1867] and n. 2. William received twice the amount he had asked for in his letter of 19 November 1867 (this volume, Supplement).
The Darwins visited London from 28 November to 7 December 1867 (Correspondence vol. 15, Appendix II).
Thomas Woolner planned to visit Down in December 1867 to make a bust of CD (Correspondence vol. 15, letter to W. E. Darwin, 20 November [1867]).

Summary

Thanks CD for £200 and discusses meeting in London at the beginning of December.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-5692F
From
William Erasmus Darwin
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Southampton
Source of text
Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 26)
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5692F,” accessed on 12 December 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-5692F.xml

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

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