Congratulates CD on son's [George's] distinction [Second Wrangler] at Cambridge.
Milton Brodie | Forres NB
I heartily congratulate you and M
Thanks for caring for my subscription to the School. M
The proprietor of Tromer Lodge is certainly anything but modest in his valuation. I lost the purchase of the place for a parsonage by Debenham's letter to tell me of the sale being delayed a day, and told him to let me hear if it should be again for sale. But the price asked now, and what it may probably bring would be beyond the Church means— If Miss Wedgwood should buy it, I hope she will let us have the part away from the House or a portion of it for a Parsonage. I have tried in vain to get a site.
- f1 5819.f1George Howard Darwin was second in the final examination for the mathematical tripos at Cambridge (Cambridge University calendar 1868).
- f2 5819.f2Innes refers to the National School for boys at Down, and to Samuel James O'Hara Horsman. See letter from J. B. Innes, 16 January 1868 and n. 1, and letter to J. B. Innes, 20 January .
- f3 5819.f3See letter to J. B. Innes, 20 January  and n. 6.
- f4 5819.f4The reference is possibly to a partner in Debenham, Tewson and Farmer, auctioneers, surveyors, and estate agents (Post Office London directory 1868).
- f5 5819.f5CD's sister Sarah Elizabeth Wedgwood did acquire the property later in 1868. See letter from J. B. Innes, 14 December 1868.
- f6 5819.f6Eliza Mary Brodie Innes.