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Charles Darwin's Father Writes Hoping to Avoid

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Charles Darwin's Father Writes Hoping to Avoid Repayment of Loan

Autograph letter signed by Robert W. Darwin, a medical doctor who funded his son Charles Darwin's expedition on the HMS Beagle. Dated 21 January 1842, the elder Darwin writes an intriguing letter marked "Private" to the family's financial advisor Thomas Salt, in part, "…I have not any money as I told you…& I rather wish to avoid this loan if I can with civility…RW Darwin". Letter on bifolium stationery measures 4.5" x 7.375" unfolded. Tear from red wax seal and hole at center, overall very good condition.

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Charles Darwin's Father Writes Hoping to Avoid Repayment of Loan

Autograph letter signed by Robert W. Darwin, a medical doctor who funded his son Charles Darwin's expedition on the HMS Beagle. Dated 21 January 1842, the elder Darwin writes an intriguing letter marked "Private" to the family's financial advisor Thomas Salt, in part, "…I have not any money as I told you…& I rather wish to avoid this loan if I can with civility…RW Darwin". Letter on bifolium stationery measures 4.5" x 7.375" unfolded. Tear from red wax seal and hole at center, overall very good condition.

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.

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