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From W. M. Hacon   19 March 1878

Summary

Further codicil to CD’s will to settle £14000 instead of £12000 on each child.

Author:  William Mackmurdo Hacon
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 166: 16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11433

From W. M. Hacon   27 March 1878

Summary

Sending the further codicil to CD’s will.

Author:  William Mackmurdo Hacon
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 166: 17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11450

From W. M. Hacon   20 December 1878

Summary

Revision of CD’s will to reflect Anthony Rich’s gift and to increase daughters’ inheritance.

Author:  William Mackmurdo Hacon
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Dec 1878
Classmark:  DAR 166: 18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11800

From W. M. Hacon   24 December 1878

Summary

Writes regarding CD’s will in the light of Anthony Rich’s proposed bequest.

Author:  William Mackmurdo Hacon
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Dec 1878
Classmark:  DAR 210.12: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11804

From W. M. Hacon   28 December 1878

Summary

Sending second codicil for CD to sign.

Author:  William Mackmurdo Hacon
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Dec 1878
Classmark:  DAR 166: 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11807

From W. M. Hacon   22 May 1879

Summary

Has searched to no avail for 17th- and 18th-century wills to learn how Elston Hall was acquired by Robert Darwin rather than by William Darwin, even though Robert was the younger son.

Author:  William Mackmurdo Hacon
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 May 1879
Classmark:  DAR 166: 20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12059

From W. M. Hacon   28 August 1879

Summary

Requests a letter of introduction to Prof. Jowett for his son, who is entering Balliol College.

Author:  William Mackmurdo Hacon
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Aug 1879
Classmark:  DAR 166: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12203

From W. M. Hacon   13 October 1879

Summary

How to bargain on Horace Darwin’s marriage-settlement: Francis received £5000; Horace could receive more as an inducement for the Farrers to increase Ida’s dowry.

Author:  William Mackmurdo Hacon
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Oct 1879
Classmark:  DAR 166: 22
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12256

From W. M. Hacon   4 November 1879

Summary

WMH will negotiate with William Farrer on Horace’s marriage-settlement. Will attempt to make the settlement £5000, the same as Francis received.

Author:  William Mackmurdo Hacon
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Nov 1879
Classmark:  DAR 166: 23
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12294

From W. M. Hacon   7 November 1879

Summary

Reports bargaining with William Farrer on Horace’s marriage-settlement.

Author:  William Mackmurdo Hacon
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Nov 1879
Classmark:  DAR 166: 24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12299

To W. M. Hacon   8 November [1879]

Summary

Discusses the marriage-settlement for Horace and Ida.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Mackmurdo Hacon
Date:  8 Nov [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12301

From W. M. Hacon   10 November 1879

Summary

Negotiations on Horace’s marriage-settlement.

Author:  William Mackmurdo Hacon
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Nov 1879
Classmark:  DAR 166: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12307

From W. M. Hacon   31 December 1879

Summary

WMH’s agent is coming to Down for CD to sign transfer of £5000 North Eastern Railway stocks. Horace is coming to his office to execute the marriage-settlement.

Author:  William Mackmurdo Hacon
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Dec 1879
Classmark:  DAR 166: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12378

To W. M. Hacon   11 September 1881

Summary

Wishes to draw up a new will; outlines the changes to be made in the provisions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Mackmurdo Hacon
Date:  11 Sept 1881
Classmark:  DAR 202: 61
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13330

From W. M. Hacon   13 September 1881

Summary

Drafting new will as CD requested.

Author:  William Mackmurdo Hacon
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Sept 1881
Classmark:  DAR 166: 27
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13335

From W. M. Hacon   20 September 1881

Summary

Details of new will. 12/74ths to each son and 7/74ths to each daughter.

Author:  William Mackmurdo Hacon
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Sept 1881
Classmark:  DAR 166: 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13346

From W. M. Hacon   23 September 1881

Summary

Clarifies some details of CD’s new will.

Author:  William Mackmurdo Hacon
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Sept 1881
Classmark:  DAR 166: 29
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13353

From W. M. Hacon   26 September 1881

Summary

WMH’s agent taking will to Down for CD to sign.

Author:  William Mackmurdo Hacon
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Sept 1881
Classmark:  DAR 166: 30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13356

From W. M. Hacon to Leonard Darwin   8 October 1881

Summary

On proposed sale of property to CD by Sydney Sales.

Author:  William Mackmurdo Hacon
Addressee:  Leonard Darwin
Date:  8 Oct 1881
Classmark:  DAR 166: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13379

From W. M. Hacon to Leonard Darwin   11 October 1881

Summary

More on proposed sale of property to CD by Sydney Sales.

Author:  William Mackmurdo Hacon
Addressee:  Leonard Darwin
Date:  11 Oct 1881
Classmark:  DAR 166: 32
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13393
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