I have no comment to make on your Report.— I have forwarded it
to Innes with your query about E. Town, which I cannot answer.— I have suggested to Innes that
the Report ought to be sent to M
Many thanks for your enquiries about Etty; her fever runs on & is mild, but it is terribly wearing to her as it has now lasted 4 weeks tomorrow.—
Dear Lubbock | Yours very truly | C. Darwin
- f1 2815.f1John Innes was the perpetual curate of Down. Innes no longer resided in Down owing to his inability to secure suitable accommodation for his family.
- f2 2815.f2There is a Daniel Town, carpenter, listed as residing in Down in the Post Office directory of the six home counties 1859. E. Town may have been a relative.
- f3 2815.f3Probably Thomas Selwood Stephens, who is listed in CD's Address Book (Down House MS) as residing in Down. His name appears (misspelled) in the 1862 Post Office directory as curate of Down. Only in 1865, however, was he first listed as such in the Clergy list.
- f4 2815.f4CD refers to the committee overseeing the national school in Down, of which John Lubbock and his father, John William Lubbock, were benefactors. The school was funded by charitable donations from the local gentry and administered through a committee appointed by the parish vestry.