|Alternative reference number||NLB/11 p458|
|Title||Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor G B Howes, Royal College of Science, South Kensington, S.W. |
|Date||5 November 1895|
|Description||The Darwin Award consists of a medal in silver or bronze accompanied by a sum of £100 and is given biennially. Up to the present the medal has always been made of silver, the cost of the medal being only 17 and six. The original cost of engraving the die from which the medal is struck was £58-2-6. |
The biennial striking of the medal is done for free by the Royal Mint. From these dates Professor Howes will able able to calculate what sum of money to invest. The Darwin capital is invested in South Eastern Railway 4% Debentures, which cost, including brokerage and all expenses, about £145 per cent.