Discusses tuition arrangements for Horace Darwin.
My Dear Sir
Will you be so good as to inform me at what exact date, in about a
fortnights time, it will suit you to receive my son Horace.— As
you were so good as to say that you had heard from D
- f1 5962.f1The date is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Alfred Wrigley, 12 March 1868.
- f2 5962.f2According to Emma Darwin's diary (DAR 242), Horace Darwin left home on 29 April 1868.
- f3 5962.f3In his letter of 12 March 1868, Wrigley had indicated that he would write to Rouse that evening.
- f4 5962.f4Little-go: `the popular name … for the first examination for the degree of B.A., officially called … ``The Previous Examination'' at Cambridge' (OED).
- f5 5962.f5Horace had been ill for much of the period from 1862 to 1864 (see Correspondence vols. 10--12).