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DCP-LETT-5205

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

1
The year is established by the reference to Samuel James O’Hara Horsman (see n. 5, below).
2
Charles Bradley.
3
Colney Hatch station was in the north London suburban area (Post Office London suburban directory). The station is now called New Southgate.
4
Innes’s home was at Milton Brodie, near Forres, Scotland (DNB).
5
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.

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

Summary

Recommends a tutor for CD’s son.

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5205,” accessed on 25 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5205

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