Charles Darwin Letter Signed From 1868

Charles Darwin letter signed, dated 16 November 1868, shortly after his large study on heredity was published, "The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication". Darwin here writes to his financial advisor John Higgins, regarding the accounting for Beesby Farm, under Francis Hardy's management. On stationery from his home in Down Bromley, Darwin writes in full, "My dear Sir / I am much obliged for your note which gives so good an account of Mr. Hardy's management of the farm. I beg leave to acknowledge & thank you for the sum of 259-11-10 due as rent & placed to my account at the Union Bank. My dear Sir / yours very faithfully / Ch. R. Darwin". Single page measures 5" x 8", with docketing on verso. Darwin purposely signs over a duty stamp at conclusion of letter. Smudge to initial R., overall very good plus condition.

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Charles Darwin Letter Signed From 1868Charles Darwin Letter Signed From 1868Charles Darwin Letter Signed From 1868
Charles Darwin Letter Signed From 1868
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