Assures AW he has not hurt Horace's feelings. CD has always been doubtful about a private tutor for Horace. Fears a letter [giving notice of removal] was lost in the post.
I hope you will ex my writing thus again. Horace has never said
or hinted it to me rest???? assured???? that you had hurt his feelings
in any way; on the contrary I remember that he distinctly said that
you had been very kind in attending to him & had brought him on much
in studying????.— I do not ???? ???? understand for his disposition
is rather reserved & peculiar???? why he wishes to leave school; but
the wish has been persistent & I have always followed, hitherto with
???? my sons wishes. I freely own I have always felt doubtful about a
private tutor for him— And this leads me to add, that I remember
making a similar remark together with the 2 other sentences quoted
before, in my letter to you, which no doubt was lost by the
- f1 6008.f1The date is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Alfred Wrigley, 12 March 1868.
- f2 6008.f2See letter to Alfred Wrigley, 11 March .
- f3 6008.f3See letter from Alfred Wrigley, 12 March 1868. CD refers to Horace Darwin.
- f4 6008.f4CD evidently refers to the return of Leonard and Horace Darwin from Clapham Grammar School for the Christmas holiday in 1867.
- f5 6008.f5See letter from Alfred Wrigley, 9 March 1868 and n. 1.