From Alfred Wrigley 12 March 1868
Grammar School, | Clapham, S.
March 12 | 1868
My dear Sir
The letter sent to you in my last, was the most recent of those I had the pleasure of receiving from you.1 I was under the impression that the intention of removing Horace was in abeyance—and that it would be abandoned or deferred. In struggling against certain educational defects, I refer especially to writing, spelling〈,〉 style &c, &c, I may occasionally have hurt his feelings. In other respects, he has ever shewn himself gentle and docile—with good intelligence but lacking activity. This I attribute to his taking but little exercise.
The intimations made at Christmas respecting Horace, although I hoped that subsequent events might prevent their being carried out, were quite sufficient ‘notice’;2 and this view entirely precluded from my mind any other.
I shall part from Horace with much regret, and with my best wishes for his future success in life.
The enquiries of Mr Rouse I will answer this evening.3
I remain | My dear Sir | Yours very sincerely | Alfred Wrigley
Charles Darwin Esqre.
Had hoped that the intention of removing Horace from school had been abandoned and regrets that it has not.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6006,” accessed on 30 April 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-6006