States his intentions regarding Horace's future education. CD thought he had made those intentions clear in an earlier letter.
[6 Queen Anne Street]
My dear D
I wrote to you about half-a year ago stating that I wished to
place Horace with a private tutor after Christmas, which has just
passed; & received from you a very kind answer, in consequence of
which & from not having then heard of a Tutor, I sent Horace with
your permission— back to school until, as I stated in my letter,
after Easter.— I have now agreed with the Rev C. R Rouse to
receive him, & he has written to you as he tells me for Horace's
Pray believe me | My dear D
- f1 5993.f1The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Alfred Wrigley, 12 March 1868.
- f2 5993.f2CD's letter to Wrigley asking whether Horace Darwin could stay at Clapham Grammar School for another term has not been found, but see the letter from Alfred Wrigley, 2 January 1868 and n. 5.
- f3 5993.f3Rolla Charles Meadows Rouse.
- f4 5993.f4Leonard Darwin.