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From John Brodie Innes   1 September [1867]1

Keston

1st. Septr

Dear Darwin

I found out the name of the tutor I mentioned to you about whom you may think it worth while to enquire. I only knew him by reputation, not personally.

Revd. C. Bradley2

? Hatfield

I am not sure of his parish but it joins on to Colney Hatch—Eastward and is a short walk from the C Hatch station—3 You will find it on a map at once—

I am off to the north tomorrow night and hope to be home to lunch on Tuesday4

I hope Horsman5 will stay quietly, at least for the year he has promised: and that you will continue to like him—

Faithfully Yours | J Brodie Innes

Footnotes

The year is established by the reference to Samuel James O’Hara Horsman (see n. 5, below).
Charles Bradley.
Colney Hatch station was in the north London suburban area (Post Office London suburban directory). The station is now called New Southgate.
Innes’s home was at Milton Brodie, near Forres, Scotland (DNB).
Horsman was curate at Down for part of 1867 and 1868; he had recently arrived to take up the post (J. H. Moore 1985, pp. 470, 477). According to Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), Horsman visited on 2 September 1867.

Summary

Recommends a tutor for CD’s son.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-5205
From
Innes, J. B.
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
Keston
Source of text
DAR 167: 5
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5205,” accessed on 9 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5205

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