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DCP-LETT-3343

To John Innes   15 December [1861]

Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.

Dec. 15th

My dear Innes.

I have got to go out & do not wish to miss a Post, so write in great Hurry, to say that we shall be delighted to have Quiz, who shall be taken great care of, & never parted with & when old & infirm shall pass from this life easily.—1

Most truly yours | C. Darwin

Footnotes

1
The dog ‘Quiz’ belonged to Innes’s son, John William (see letter to John Innes, 19 December [1861]). Innes, who had served as the perpetual curate of Down since 1846, had inherited the ancestral family home, Milton Brodie, in Forres, Scotland (see Freeman 1978, p. 172, and Moore 1985, p. 469). After moving to Scotland, he assumed the name Brodie Innes.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-3343
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Innes, J. B.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Physical description
1p

Summary

Delighted to have Quiz [Johnny Innes’ dog].

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3343,” accessed on 25 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3343

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