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From William Erasmus Darwin   [January 1869]1


N. Staffordshire—2 48.15

Gr. Northern3 62. 2.7

Great Eastern4 87.12.4

Midland5 8.16.3

Monmouth6 54. 9.7

Shrewsbury } 11.14.

Street mortgage}

Castle Morton tithes7 19. 3.1

City Bonds 34.14.9

Penarth Harbour8 } 213. 1.1

to 31 Dec 1866 }

7/10 540. 8.8

378. 6.

Business Bonds 4 17.6


PS. I invested the £160 you did not think should be divided in Russian Gov. Bonds.—

Your affect son | W. E. Darwin

CD annotations

1.1 N.... 3—6 1.15] ‘Jan. 1869’ ink


The date is established by CD’s annotation.
North Staffordshire Railway Company.
Great Northern Railway Company.
Great Eastern Railway Company.
Midland Railway Company.
Monmouth Canal and Railway Company.
CD’s father, Robert Waring Darwin, had inherited a share of Castle Morton tithes from Josiah Wedgwood I (DAR 227.9: 52), and this share or some part of it had evidently been bequeathed to CD.
Penarth Harbour, Dock & Railway Company.


A list of investments presumably belonging to CD.

Letter details

Letter no.
William Erasmus Darwin
Charles Robert Darwin
Source of text
DAR 262.11: 6 (EH 88206193)
Physical description
1p inc

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6541A,” accessed on 26 May 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 17