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Darwin Correspondence Project

From David Thomas Ansted   13 April 1863

Impington Hall | Cambridge.

13 April 1863

My dear Darwin

I am now back again and shall hope to hear from you and make some definite arrangement about the Bond.1 I have written to Ransome2 & shall probably see him in town on Thursday. Will you write to me to the Athenæum and let me know what you think right and fair.

always yours | D. T. Ansted


Beginning in 1852, CD had invested in and made bonded loans to Ansted’s Patent Siliceous Stone Company. CD had recently agreed to wait for the formation of Ansted’s new company and the repayment of his loan (see CD Memorandum, 14 February 1863).
Ansted and Frederick Ransome were co-owners of the Patent Siliceous Stone Company (see CD’s Investment book (Down House MS), entries for November 1854 and April 1855).


Is ready to make some arrangement to repay CD’s bond. Has written to F. Ransome to help arrange repayment and wants CD to write his opinion of a fair scheme.

Letter details

Letter no.
David Thomas Ansted
Charles Robert Darwin
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Source of text
DAR 159: 74
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4088,” accessed on 29 January 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 11