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Darwin Correspondence Project

From Erasmus Alvey Darwin   1 April [1870?]1

1 Ap.

Dear Charles

In selling you only pay Brokerage, & I have looked at two sales in my accts when the Broke was 12[per cent] Bk on £2533.6.8. on the selling price.

Your financial operations excite my envy beyond words. The L & N W2 are issuing 4[per cent] Deb Stock & you get it free of all charges, but pay the interest that has accrued & so receive the half years interest entire.

Yours ED


The year is conjectured from a pencil note on the letter.
London and North Western Railway Company. CD sold his stock in this company in 1852 (CD’s Investment book (Down House MS)).


"Your financial operations excite my envy beyond words." Reports on stock just received.

Letter details

Letter no.
Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Charles Robert Darwin
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Source of text
DAR 105: B74
Physical description
ALS 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7159,” accessed on 18 May 2022,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 18