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To G. S. Ffinden   31 January 1877

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

Jan 31. 77

My dear Sir,

I beg leave to enclose a cheque for £25 as my contribution to the fund which you are collecting.1

my dear Sir | yours faithfully | Charles Darwin


CD recorded a payment of £25 on 31 January 1877 for ‘Ffinden Living’ in his Classed account books (Down House MS). CD appears on the list of subscribers to the Downe Vicarage Endowment Fund for 1876, having donated £25; the payment made in January 1877 was evidently for the fund of 1876, since CD did not contribute to the fund in any other year (London Borough of Bromley Archives, P/123/3/6).


Encloses £25 contribution.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
George Sketchley Ffinden
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 261.11: 12 (EH 88206064)
Physical description
LS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10823,” accessed on 26 May 2022,