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To John Higgins   25 May [1847]

Down Farnborough Kent

May 25th

My dear Sir

I beg to acknowledge & thank you for your note of the 22d. enclosing your account & informing me that £197. 12. is placed to my account at Mr Robarts, Curtis & Co.1

I am much obliged by your wish to see me at Alford this summer.—2 I shd. like it much, but I fear other will hardly render it possible.

Dear Sir | Yours faithfully | C. Darwin J. Higgins. Esqre


Rent collected by Higgins on CD’s farm at Beesby. CD had instructed Higgins to place the rent directly with CD’s bankers (Correspondence vol. 3, letter to John Higgins, 27 May [1846]). CD’s Account Book (Down House MS) records the deposit of £197 12s. 10d. on 26 May 1847: ‘Draft from Mr Higgins (due 15th of June).’
Higgins resided in Alford, Lincolnshire, close to CD’s farm at Beesby.


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


Discusses accounts.

Cannot visit Alford [farm] this summer.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
John Higgins
Sent from
Source of text
Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/5)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1090,” accessed on 6 December 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 4