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Darwin Correspondence Project

From E. A. Darwin   13 September [1871]1

13 Sept

Dear Charles

I have not yet looked in Box but I will put a P.S to say the shares are sent. Will you let me know what the 5 shares cost as that does not appear in my mem: and I will enter it.2 I am very sorry you have had this fuss, but I must just have put the Certif into the Box and in the dark cellar it is not easy to arrange papers & I quite forgot there were two sets of shares. When this transaction is finished you had better send me a joint letter which I will place with the other which is dated Aug 30/713

Something in this form which will explain it to the Exors4


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from E. A. Darwin, 12 [September 1871].
No letter from CD to Erasmus dated 30 August 1871 has been found.
Exors: i.e. executors.


Location of stock certificates.

Letter details

Letter no.
Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 105: B80
Physical description
AL 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7939,” accessed on 17 May 2022,

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