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Darwin Correspondence Project

To John Higgins   11 December [1847]

Down Farnborough Kent

Decr 11.

My dear Sir

I beg to thank you for your letter of the 8th, informing me that you would pay £198 ’ 12 . 3 to my account at Mr Robarts & enclosing your account.—1 I am very glad to hear that all is going on prosperously; but I am sorry for the poor old man’s death.

I thank you sincerely for your kind expressions about my Father—

pray believe me— my dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | C. Darwin J. Higgins Esqe


Rent for the Beesby Farm. According to his Account Book (Down House MS), CD received £203 12s. 3d. in rent, minus a £5 subscription to Beesby School.


Discusses account. Glad that all is prosperous.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
John Higgins
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Source of text
Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/7)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1138,” accessed on 4 December 2021,

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