Lot #120
Charles Darwin Letter Signed

Letter from Darwin to his land agent while composing his essay The Descent Of Man
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Estimate: $3500+

UPDATE: This is an LS written in the hand of his wife, Emma Darwin, and signed at the conclusion by Charles Darwin; not an ALS as originally listed.


Description

Letter from Darwin to his land agent while composing his essay The Descent Of Man

LS signed “Ch. Darwin,” one page, 5 x 8, May 27, 1869. Letter written in the hand of his wife, Emma Darwin, to their land agent and financial advisor John Higgins, in part: "I beg leave to acknowledge the sum of £263-13-6 being half a year of rent I placed to my credit at the Union Bank." Signed at the conclusion by Darwin over an affixed one-penny stamp. In very good to fine condition, with creasing to the bottom corners, and scattered staining affecting only appearance. This payment probably represents rent from Darwin's farm in Beesby, and dates to the time he worked on his publication 'The Descent of Man and, Selection in Relation to Sex.' Catalogued by the Darwin Correspondence Project (D.C.P.) based at Cambridge library as no. 6759F.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Science & Tech
  • Dates: #622 - Ended December 08, 2021





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