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Letter 5993

Darwin, C. R. to Wrigley, Alfred

7 Mar [1868]

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    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 Dr. Wrigley—

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 character. Mr Rouse informs me that he has heard from you in reply that you have received no notice from me of Horace's removal. I thought my letter was clear that I intended to place Horace with a Private Tutor after Easter, & I am very sorry that there shd have been this misunderstanding, I hear that Leonard is working capitally & getting on well.—

Pray believe me | My dear Dr Wrigley | Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin

Mar 7th | P.S from Rouse????

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    f1 5993.f1
    The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Alfred Wrigley, 12 March 1868.
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    CD'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.
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    Rolla Charles Meadows Rouse.
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    Leonard Darwin.
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