Arrangements for sending Quiz.
2 Coley Hill | Reading
We have concluded that our little party shall remain together till we are near the time
of our departure, and that Quiz must celebrate my birthday here. Johnny wants his
portrait taken before he goes so we will arrange to send him to you next week, ie on
Thanks for all your kind wishes for us. I shall certainly not be anything like a chieftain, hardly to say a laird— A small house and a little land hardly make any < > I retain my < > where there are to < > recollections; and < > be lightly par< > < > it is by no me<ans> < > that after a loo< > < > we may return < > <es>pecially if I can < > to get a house < > one. But I do not w<ant> to disturb the present arrangement, it is so desirable to leave Stephens in peace. It has been the greatest comfort to me < > < >nt a cu< > < > <m>y best wishes < >y Christmas & < > you all | Dear Darwin | < > faithfully | J. B Innes
- f1 3349.f1The year is given by the relationship to the letters to John Innes, 15 December  and 19 December .
- f2 3349.f2See letters to John Innes, 15 December  and 19 December . The dog Quiz belonged to Innes's son, John William Innes.
- f3 3349.f3See letter to John Innes, 19 December  and n. 2.
- f4 3349.f4Innes had recently inherited the ancestral family home, Milton Brodie, in Forres, Scotland and changed his name to Brodie Innes.
- f5 3349.f5Thomas Sellwood Stephens served as the curate of Down after Innes's departure (see Moore 1985, p. 469).