Reports the whereabouts of S. J. O'H. Horsman, who has failed to pay for an organ he ordered.
As I am informed that you have not received full payment for the
organ, which was ordered by the Rev
Sir | Your obd servt | Ch. Darwin
- f1 6526.f1The date is conjectured by the relationship between this letter and the letter to J. B. Innes, 15 June , and by the date of CD's visit to his brother in March 1868 (see nn. 2 and 4, below).
- f2 6526.f2In his letter to J. B. Innes, 15 June , CD had proposed writing to Messrs Bryceson concerning payment for the new organ, after it had been suggested that the curate, Samuel James O'Hara Horsman had `pocketed the money & never paid for it'.
- f3 6526.f3The return address on Horsman's letter of 2 June  was 1 Elm Court, Edward Keogh Esq
re. Keogh is listed as a barrister at this address (Post Office London directory 1868).
- f4 6526.f4CD had been in London from 3 March until 1 April 1868, staying for the first week at the house of his brother, Erasmus Alvey Darwin, at 6 Queen Anne street, Cavendish Square (see `Journal' (Correspondence vol. 16, Appendix II)).