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Darwin Correspondence Project

From Francis Darwin   [before 5 December 1870]1

University “Pitt” Club

Dear Father

I ought to have written long ago about my tennis bill &c   I had them sent in long ago;2 it is £20, my only other big ones—are Tailor £20, & wine merchant £10— I think it would be much fairer if you only paid half.3

Your affec son | F Darwin


The date is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to Francis Darwin, 5 December [1870] (Correspondence vol. 18).
Francis had ordered his tennis bill to be sent in October 1870 (see this volume, Supplement, letter from Francis Darwin [after 18 October 1870]).
CD sent £50 (see Correspondence vol. 18, letter to Francis Darwin, 5 December [1870]; see also this volume, Supplement, second letter from Francis Darwin, [before 5 December 1870]).


Sends list of bills.

Letter details

Letter no.
Francis Darwin
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 274.1: 13
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7387G,” accessed on 30 September 2022,

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