CD gets so many foolish letters from foolish people he has little heart to write to friends.
Gives Down news.
R. H. Hutton, editor of the Spectator, is a clever man.
CD has been much abused, praised, and chaffed by newspapers lately.
Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.
My dear Innes
I was wishing to hear some news of you, & had thought of
writing, but I get so many foolish letters from foolish
people, that I seldom have the heart to write to my friends.
There is hardly any news to tell you of your old Parish.—
I have neither seen nor heard anything of the Lubbocks
for an age—but this is not true for I often hear their
Harriers in the morning. M
I have not seen or heard of M
- f1 6942.f1See letter from J. B. Innes, 15 October 1869.
- f2 6942.f2CD refers to Henry Powell, the curate, and Stephen Paul Engleheart.
- f3 6942.f3Amy Duberry was the Sunday-school teacher in Down (see Correspondence vol. 16, letter from J. B. Innes, 18 June ). CD also refers to Henrietta Lovegrove.
- f4 6942.f4For Powell's estimate of the cost of building a parsonage, see also the letter from John Lubbock, 20 July .
- f5 6942.f5Henry James Lubbock and Frances Mary Lubbock were evidently living at Gorringes, a house in Down (Freeman 1978).
- f6 6942.f6CD refers to Richard Holt Hutton and a paper he delivered at the Liverpool Church Congress. See letter from J. B. Innes, 15 October 1869 and n. 2.