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Letter 3343

Darwin, C. R. to Innes, J. B.

15 Dec [1861]

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    Delighted to have Quiz [Johnny Innes' dog].

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Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.

Dec. 15th

My dear Innes.

I have got to go out & do not wish to miss a Post, so write in great Hurry, to say that we shall be delighted to have Quiz, who shall be taken great care of, & never parted with & when old & infirm shall pass from this life easily.—

Most truly yours | C. Darwin

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    The dog `Quiz' belonged to Innes's son, John William (see letter to John Innes, 19 December [1861]). Innes, who had served as the perpetual curate of Down since 1846, had inherited the ancestral family home, Milton Brodie, in Forres, Scotland (see Freeman 1978, p. 172, and Moore 1985, p. 469). After moving to Scotland, he assumed the name Brodie Innes.
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