From J. B. Innes 30 January 1868
Milton Brodie | Forres NB
30th. Jany 1868
I heartily congratulate you and Mrs. Darwin on the splendid distinction your son has gained at Cambridge.1 I hope all his future course may be equally brilliant
Thanks for caring for my subscription to the School. Mr. Horsman reports favourably of its efficiency.2
The proprietor of Tromer Lodge is certainly anything but modest in his valuation.3 I lost the purchase of the place for a parsonage by Debenham’s letter to tell me of the sale being delayed a day, and told him to let me hear if it should be again for sale.4 But the price asked now, and what it may probably bring would be beyond the Church means— If Miss Wedgwood should buy it, I hope she will let us have the part away from the House or a portion of it for a Parsonage. I have tried in vain to get a site.5
With Mrs. Innes’6 kindest regards and congratulation— I am Dear Darwin— | Yours faithfully | J Brodie Innes.
Congratulates CD on son’s [George’s] distinction [Second Wrangler] at Cambridge.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5819,” accessed on 26 October 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5819