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Charles Darwin autograph letter signed, dated Christmas Eve in 1851, the year of the passing of the Darwins beloved daughter Annie, whose death earlier in 1851 is said to have devastated Charles Darwin and solidified his agnosticism. From his home in Down Farnborough Kent, Darwin writes to his lawyer and financial advisor, Thomas Salt, in full,

''My dear Sir / Will you be so good, as to give notice to the Executor of the late Captn. Muckleston, that I wish to receive the 1000£ lent to him on mortgage, to be paid after the proper interval has expired, or sooner should it happen to be convenient to the Executor. The 1000£ was lent under the names of my Trustees Mr. J. Wedgwood & my Brother. Mr. Wedgwood will append his signature to this note to show his concurrence in my request.

I beg to remain / My dear Sir / Yours sincerely / C. R. Darwin''.

Two page letter on card-style bifolium stationery measures 4.25'' x 7'' as folded. The signature of Josiah Wedgewood partially crosses Darwin's, folds and small hole at center. Very good condition.
Charles Darwin Autograph Letter Signed From 1851 -- On Black-Bordered Stationery to Mourn the Passing of Darwin's Daughter AnnieCharles Darwin Autograph Letter Signed From 1851 -- On Black-Bordered Stationery to Mourn the Passing of Darwin's Daughter AnnieCharles Darwin Autograph Letter Signed From 1851 -- On Black-Bordered Stationery to Mourn the Passing of Darwin's Daughter Annie
Charles Darwin Autograph Letter Signed From 1851 -- On Black-Bordered Stationery to Mourn the Passing of Darwin's Daughter Annie
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