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To W. C. Marshall   29 September [1876]1

Down, | Beckenham, Kent. | Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R.

Sept. 29th

Dear Marshall

Mr. L. will meet you here on Tuesday.—2 You had better write direct to him, appointing hour, & address him

“Mr. Laslett

Builder

Farnborough

Kent.”

We leave home early on Wednesday morning & therefore we cannot ask you to sleep here, & as you seem so busy I daresay it wd be inconvenient for you to do so.3

Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to W. C. Marshall, 19 September 1876.
CD wanted Marshall to design an addition to Down House (see letter to W. C. Marshall, 19 September 1876); Isaac Withers Laslett was a local builder.
The Darwins left Down on Wednesday 4 October 1876, staying at Leith Hill Place, Surrey from 4 to 7 October, and at William Erasmus Darwin’s house in Southampton from 7 to 20 October (see ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)).

Summary

Mr Laslett, a builder, will meet WCM on Tuesday.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-10624
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
William Cecil (Bill) Marshall
Sent from
Down
Source of text
American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.500)
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10624,” accessed on 22 September 2021, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-10624.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 24

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