From John Scott 10 June 1
I have just received your letter of yesterday’s date enclosing cheque for £25.1 and I now can only express my sincere thankfulness for your so amply & readily affording me this which is much more than enough for my present requirements.
I will go in at once to Edinburgh and ascertain the 〈ex〉penses of the two routes to 〈In〉dia,2 I will also be careful in limiting my outfit to things really necessary.
You say in your letter that you would have me accept all that you are now giving me as a present. For such a kind act I really do not know how to thank you enough: I can only beg you to excuse me for this, and believe me most sincerely grateful; further that in my succeeding in India as I have now a strong hope from the infl〈uence〉 you have brought to bear upon me, it will be a pleasure for me to return the pecuniary assistance you are now so generously affording me.
I was much pleased to find that you had done me the honour of enclosing your Photograph.3 I have in vain tried to get through the Edinburgh pothographers and I did not like to take the liberty of asking it from you.
with best thanks for all these kindnesses. | I have the honour to remain | Sir | Your obedt. Servant | John Scott
Thanks CD for £25. Discusses preparations for trip to India.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4527,” accessed on 12 February 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4527