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Letter 6225

Darwin, C. R. to Horsman, S. J. H.

3 June 1868

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    Thinks SJOH is right not to return to Down. Asks him to forward certain documents. Hopes final arrangements will soon be made for a resident clergyman in Down.


My dear Sir

Under the present circumstances, & as your lodgings are so uncomfortable, I think you are right not to return to this Parish— If you will send to me receipts & all papers in connection with the Down nat School & your accounts & a cheque for the balance in to hand, I will pass them over to your successor for examination. I will myself send you an acknowledgement that I personally hold these documents. I shall not myself  As it is a great evil to this Parish, not having a resident clergyman, I hope that you will soon communicate with Mr Brodie Innes & make some final & permanent arrangement.

Believe me | Dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin

June 3d (68)

Rv. J. OHara Horsman

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    f1 6225.f1
    See letter from S. J. O'H. Horsman, 2 June [1868].
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    f2 6225.f2
    Nat. School: National School. National Schools were elementary schools in England or Wales operated by the National Society for the Education of the Poor, which was established in 1811 (OED).
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    f3 6225.f3
    John Brodie Innes, who lived in Scotland, was vicar of Down (Clergy list 1869).
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