Glad he likes Edinburgh.
They have been going to plays performed by a travelling company he knows.
My dear Charles,
Papa and Susan are gone to dinner at the Salts'; and I, being
alone, will write this page to you, and give you an account of all our gay proceedings
of late. This letter bids fair to be very complex, I think; Papa has written a message
What was the name of the schoolfellow you met with at the Hotel? how surprised you must have been—
Good bye, dear Charles, pray write soon— My love to Erasmus; ever
- f1 17.f1Probably the Thomas Salts. Salt was a partner of the Shrewsbury law firm of Dukes and Salt.
- f2 17.f2Darwin family dog.
- f3 17.f3William Charles Macready, who was at the height of his fame at this time.
- f4 17.f4Virginius (1820) and William Tell (1825) by James Sheridan Knowles. His plays were `a genuine and frequently popular attempt to blend heroic grandeur with a domesticity familiar to his audiences (``the scene is the Forum, but the sentiments those of the `Bedford Arms' '')'. (McGraw-Hill encyclopaedia of world drama 2 (1972): 484).
- f5 17.f5London playbills of September and October 1824 have Mrs Brudenell acting, mainly in comedies, at the Covent Garden and the Haymarket Theatre, but not in Macready's company (Harvard College Library Theatre Collection).
- f6 17.f6At benefit performances, the proceeds of which went to the acting company, it was Macready's custom to add a light comedy to the programme (Archer 1890, p. 61).
- f7 17.f7Caroline Sarah Darwin, CD's elder sister.
- f8 17.f8Emma Wedgwood.