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Darwin Correspondence Project

To W. C. Marshall   27 December 1877

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

Dec 27. 1877

My dear Marshall,

Many thanks for your note & full explanations   I cannot allow you to pay the small extra charge for glass, consequent on a trifling mistake.1 I have quite forgotten Mr Deard’s address & therefore will you be so kind as to forward the enclosed cheque to him2

The rooms are all very comfortable, & I am much obliged to you for all the trouble which you have taken.

Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin

P.S. | Many thanks for the erratum which you kindly sent

P.S. | I have just found Mr Deards address on his bill so I send the cheque myself3

Footnotes

Marshall’s letter has not been found; he had been engaged by CD to design and oversee the building of an addition to Down House in September 1876 (see Correspondence vol. 24, letter to W. C. Marshall, 19 September 1876). CD recorded a payment of £30 10s under the heading ‘Marshall for new Room’ on 27 December 1877 in his Account books–cash account (Down House MS).
Alfred Deards, a builder, had premises at 36 Webber Row, Blackfriars, London. This sentence was later crossed out in pencil.
CD recorded a payment of £241 9s. 9d. under the heading ‘Deards for new Room’ on 27 December 1877 in his Account books–cash account (Down House MS).

Bibliography

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

Summary

Cannot allow WCM to pay extra charge for glass. Rooms all very comfortable.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-11291
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
William Cecil (Bill) Marshall
Sent from
Down
Source of text
American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11291,” accessed on 16 October 2021, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/?docId=letters/DCP-LETT-11291.xml

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