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Darwin Correspondence Project

To George Moultrie Salt   16 March [1867]

Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.

Mar 16.

Dear Sir

I am much obliged for your note & return the paper signed. When you receive the money will you be so good as to place it to my acct at the Union Bank (Charing Cross Branch).1

Dear Sir | yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin


The paper that CD signed has not been identified, but a deposit into CD’s account of £699 1 s. 2 d. is recorded for 20 April 1867 with the notation, ‘Sale of Part of Land at Shrewsbury (Capital)’ (CD’s Account books–banking account (Down House MS); square brackets in original). CD had banked with the Charing Cross branch of the Union Bank of London since 1853 (see Correspondence vol. 5, letter to John Higgins, 11 April [1853]).


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


Thanks for note and returns signed paper. Asks that the payment be made to his bank account.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
George Moultrie Salt
Source of text
Rachel Salt (private collection); sold by Spink’s (dealers), July 2018

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5444F,” accessed on 22 September 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 15