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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-6008

To Alfred Wrigley   [after 12 March 1868]1

I hope you will ex my writing thus again.2 Horace has never said or hinted it to me restQQQQ assuredQQQQ that you had hurt his feelings in any way;3 on the contrary I remember that he distinctly said that you had been very kind in attending to him & had brought him on much in studyingQQQQ.— I do not QQQQ QQQQ understand for his disposition is rather reserved & peculiarQQQQ why he wishes to leave school; but the wish has been persistent & I have always followed, hitherto with QQQQ my sons wishes. I freely own I have always felt doubtful about a private tutor for him— And this leads me to add, that I remember making a similar remark together with the 2 other sentences quoted before, in my letter to you, which no doubt was lost by the post-off. Mrs D. also believes that she remembers my writing shortly before the Boys return.—4 I hope that you will believe that I did write for it wd have been an unpardonable ruderyQQQQ not to have written a second note, in additionQQQQ to that which you enclosed earlierQQQQ,5 before removing my son— This note requires no acknowledgment & is written only for my own satisfaction

Footnotes

1
The date is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Alfred Wrigley, 12 March 1868.
2
See letter to Alfred Wrigley, 11 March [1868].
3
See letter from Alfred Wrigley, 12 March 1868. CD refers to Horace Darwin.
4
CD evidently refers to the return of Leonard and Horace Darwin from Clapham Grammar School for the Christmas holiday in 1867.
5
See letter from Alfred Wrigley, 9 March 1868 and n. 1.

Summary

Assures AW he has not hurt Horace’s feelings. CD has always been doubtful about a private tutor for Horace. Fears a letter [giving notice of removal] was lost in the post.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-6008
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Wrigley, Alfred
Sent from
London, Chester Place, 4
Source of text
DAR 181: 182v
Physical description
Adraft 1p (on 6006)

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6008,” accessed on 26 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-6008

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