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From John Fox & Sons   12 October 1869

Farnborough Brewery, | By Chislehurst, | Kent, S.E.

12 Oct 1869

C. Darwin Esq. | Down


We beg to acknowledge, with our best thanks, the receipt of your Cheque in payment of the enclosed account1 and in all your commands, | We remain, | Your much obliged obedt. Servants, | John Fox & Sons. | [3 words illeg]

P.S. | It is requested that all Money Orders may be made payable at the Chief Office, London; and Cheques crossed “London & Westminster Bank.”


The enclosure has not been found but a payment to Fox of £37 2s. 6d. on 9 October 1869 is recorded in CD’s Account books–banking account (Down House MS).


Acknowledges receipt of CD’s cheque in payment of his account.

Letter details

Letter no.
John Fox & Sons
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Farnborough Brewery
Source of text
DAR 83: 61v
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6934,” accessed on 8 June 2023,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 17