Believes he has found a quiet cob suitable for CD. Encloses a letter for CD to sign and send to the owner if he approves the idea.
14 Arlington St.
My dear Father,
I have just been having a ride on the cob that I told you of.f2I shd say that he is very little smaller than Tommy; he has got a verynice walk, trot & canter & is brisk tho’ extremely quiet—& unlesshe turns out differently I shd think he was the very animal for you.And now for the bad side— the price is 50 guineas & they wo’nt let himout for less than a month for wh. they charge 10 guineas (to be prepaid)& to be subtracted from the purchase money. But lest this shd scare youtoo much from trying him—if you find he is not suitable I wd takehim back to London & keep him on my own hook including share of 10-erfor the rest of the month & try how riding suited me.—f3 I havewritten a letter for you to sign (if you like) from wh. you will seethe arrangements I have made provisionally for his coming down.—If the waggonette is mouldering in the yard or if the horses happen tobe at Orpington Station at 5.50 tomorrow you may send to meet the4.12 train.
Your affectionate Son | George Darwin
The address is
70 Seymour Place
I told Allen I wd let him know tomorrow so you must write by return.—