A ball and two concerts at Shrewsbury; guests at the Darwins': Mr and Mrs Mathew, three Mr Clives, Emma Wedgwood.
My dear Charles
Catherine desires her love and many thanks for your letter—and Papa says you
are a very good lad for remembering to mention Johnson, who he
wanted to hear something about. You are in good luck to have so many good
actors—Shrewsbury is going to make an attempt at gayety this week. The new
Hunt Ball, & 2 concerts with no performers worth hearing, & if
you were at home you would not even have the fun you subtracted from them last year in
seeing chair men killed or drawn to pieces as the concerts are to be held at
the Theatre & not at the Circus— M
Susan has begged the flaps, so goodbye dear Bobby wishing you & Eras a happy
new year & many returns of it. Ev
Papa desires his love to the Boy Tactus and the man Daggy
My dear Charley— Your message to me in your letter to Catty promising to write to me in such a good hand, is so tempting that I shall certainly send you a full account of my Ball on Thursday & all the particulars of my flirtation with my partners particularly yr friend Snortamalus who I saw to day in great force.— Caroline's amusing little anecdote at my expense on the other page I beg to contradict as it is quite false.
There is a little Book an account of ``The loss of the Kent'' which is very interesting & I advise you to read it if you can meet with it.— Louisa & Clare Leighton dined here the other day we wanted you and Eras very much to help to romp & flirt with them— I assure you Clare and I talked very sentimentally about you & pitied yr hard fates very much at being so far away from us—
Good byee my dear old Charley | Susan Darwin
- f1 19.f1Henry Johnson, who attended Shrewbury School (Shrewsbury School Register), studied medicine at Edinburgh and, after receiving his M.D. in 1829, returned to Shrewsbury to practise.
- f2 19.f2Probably Robert Herbert, Henry, and Edward Clive, of Styche, nephews of Robert Clive of India.
- f3 19.f3Hugh Owen, Archdeacon of Shropshire, Edward Pryce Owen's father.
- f4 19.f4Coleridge 1825.
- f5 19.f5Thomas Moore, Memoirs of the life of the Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan (Moore 1825).
- f6 19.f6The loss of the Kent Indiaman, by fire in the Bay of Biscay (1826).