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To John Mumford1   1 January 1851

Received of Mr. Mumford, three Pounds five shillings being the proceeds of the Lecture,2 for the Down Coal & Clothing Club.—3

C. Darwin Down Jan 1st. 1851.


Master of the free school for boys in Down (Post Office directory of the six home counties 1851).
This letter is preserved in the Lubbock Papers at the Royal Society and refers to a lecture given by John William Lubbock. An entry in the Down Coal Club honorary subscriptions book (Down House MS) for 1850–1 reads: ‘Sir. J. Lubbock proceeds of Astronom. Lecture [£]3. 5[s.]’.
CD was treasurer of the club from 1848 (see Correspondence vol. 4, letter to John Innes, [8 May 1848], n. 2).


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


Receipt for £3 5s, proceeds of a lecture, for the Down Coal and Clothing Club.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
John Mumford
Sent from
Source of text
The Royal Society (LUB: D17)
Physical description
ADS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1385,” accessed on 18 September 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 5