Down: 29 August, 1871. 18 x 22.2 cm. 2 pages, single sheet, folded in half. 2 pages entirely in Darwin’s hand written in brown ink on Darwin’s personal engraved stationery. The lower part containing the signature has been cut off and later pasted back together. In the upper left corner the date and name of Charles Darwin have been added in a different handwriting. Item #4891
Two pages entirely in Darwin's hand on his personal engraved stationary, Down, Beckenham, Kent. Aug. 29, 1871. The text of the letter reads: My dear Sir /The most convenient time for your clerk to come here tomorrow (Wednesday) will be by the train which leaves Charing Cross at 5.5 or Cannon St 5.15 arriving at Orpington (underlined) at 5.47, where I hope he will take a fly for the four mile drive. A suitable train to return will be the 8.20 from Orpington. I hope these hours will not be inconvenient. /I beg leave to repeat my thanks for all your kind assistance in this affair, /& remain, my dear Sir, /Yours sincerely, /Charles Darwin.
The recipient of the letter is unknown. The lower section has been cut off and later taped back together. In the upper left corner the date and name of Charles Darwin have been added in a different handwriting.