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Darwin Correspondence Project

From E. A. Darwin   12 [September 1871]1

12th

Dear Charles

I will go to Bank and look thro’ the Box as if the £500 were purchased at a different time they may not have been placed with the others. In the list you gave me they are entered not as shares but as £4022"6"6 date 1853 I presume the sum you purchased them at—2

Looking at my mem: I see there were 5 shares purchased March 18 1856 & deposited in Tin Box so of course I shall find them all right & will send them tomorrow.3 I will make out a list at same time and avoid future mistakes.

EAD

Footnotes

The month and year are established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from E. A. Darwin, 10 September [1871].
The list CD sent to Erasmus has not been found, but in CD’s Investment book (Down House MS), p. 57, there is a note that on 1 May 1853 CD transferred stock worth £4022 6s. 6d. in the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway to Erasmus and Josiah Wedgwood III as trustees for Emma Darwin (see letter to E. A. Darwin, 7 September [1871] and n. 2).
Erasmus’s memorandum has not been found, but the transaction is recorded in CD’s Investment book, p. 57.

Summary

Sees mistake he made on certificates; will make list for future use.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7935
From
Erasmus Alvey Darwin
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
unstated
Source of text
DAR 105: B78–9
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7935,” accessed on 29 March 2020, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-7935.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 19

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