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Darwin Correspondence Project

To A. P. Fletcher   [after 14 March 1874]1

Mr Pearson has resided for several years in this village, until recently as the Schoolmaster of the National School—2 During the whole of this time I have never heard even a rumour that he is not quite Trustworthy. As I know nothing of the Duties of an agent for an A. Coy.3 I cannot pretend to say whether he is very fitted to fulfill them.


The date is established from the relationship between this letter and the letter from A. P. Fletcher, 14 March 1874.
Charles Pearson had been appointed schoolmaster of the national school in Down in 1867.
Pearson had applied to be an agent for the Northern Assurance Company. See letter from A. P. Fletcher, 14 March 1874.


Testifies to the trustworthiness of Charles Pearson.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Alexander Pearson Fletcher
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 97: C54r
Physical description
Adraft 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9362,” accessed on 19 September 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 22