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To John Higgins   13 December [1850]

Down Farnborough Kent

Dec. 13.

My dear Sir

I am much obliged for your letter of the 9th, enclosing your account & informing me that you have placed a draft for £187’s 15’d 11 to my account at Mssr. Robarts, Curtis & Co.—

I sincerely hope that Agricultural affairs will improve: fifteen per cent is a very heavy reduction;1 but we must hope for the best.

I am much obliged for your enquiries about my health, which still keeps & I fear will ever keep very indifferent.

Yours very faithfully | C. Darwin J. Higgins Esqe


This was the amount of the reduction in the rent paid by the tenant of CD’s Lincolnshire farm. See letter to John Higgins, 9 May [1850].


Discusses his account. Mentions reduction in rent due to agricultural conditions.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
John Higgins
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Source of text
Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/38)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1375,” accessed on 17 September 2021,

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