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Darwin Correspondence Project

From R. M. Rolfe   20 November 1867

40 Upper Brook St

20 Nov 1867

My dear Mr Darwin

I send you my Cheque for the Downe Charities of which you are so good as to be the Guardian—1

I suppose this is the proper time for the payment, inasmuch as I have just received the enclosed unsigned receipt but you will know how to deal with the matter properly2

Yours very truly | Cranworth

Footnotes

Rolfe was a regular subscriber to the Down Friendly Club and the Down Coal and Clothing Club, of which CD was treasurer (Freeman 1978; see also Correspondence vol. 14, letter from Harriet Lubbock, [April? 1866], n. 4). CD recorded a contribution of £2 2s. from Rolfe in 1867 in his Down Coal and Clothing Club account book (Down House MS).
The enclosure has not been found.

Bibliography

Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 27 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.

Freeman, Richard Broke. 1978. Charles Darwin: a companion. Folkestone, Kent: William Dawson & Sons. Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, Shoe String Press.

Summary

Sends cheque for Down charities.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-5688
From
Robert Monsey Rolfe, 1st Baron Cranworth of Cranworth
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Upper Brook St, 40
Source of text
DAR 161: 236
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5688,” accessed on 5 April 2020, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-5688.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 15

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