From J. B. Innes to Emma Darwin 23 January 1
Milton Brodie | Forres NB
Dear Mrs. Darwin,
I am very sorry you should have such an amount of trouble about Johnnys money.2 I fear you must still be plagued to get Parlsow or one of the managers to send us a form properly filled up and we will put the money into the Post office Bank at Forres.3 As the book has been sent the precise sum can be inserted.
We have long been thinking that Mrs. Innes’ sister Mrs. Swan would not live long, as she had heart disease and is in a very weak state.4 It is very melancholy that her husband who was in robust health has died of pleurisy after a few hours’ illness and has left the poor invalide and children.5 You may believe Mrs. Innes is much overcome by this sad event.
She desires her kindest regards to you and Mr. Darwin
Believe me | Dear Mrs Darwin | Yours faithfully | J Brodie Innes
If any less trouble Johnny will give an order of withdrawal simply and a checque for the amt. can be sent to him here— It appears to me the simplest way.
Mrs Innes’ brother-in-law has died.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4395,” accessed on 30 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4395