CD writes in detail about difficulties with Horsman's financial accounts and the affairs of the parish.
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
Many thanks for your letter which I have been very glad to
receive. I was sure that you w
On June 2 Mr H. wrote to me a foolish letter, in which he
said he believed that he held some balance on the school
account. I wrote immediately in answer asking him to send me
a cheque for the amount together with all accounts &
documents relating to the school. I told him that on their
receipt I w
I have also advanced today £9—19—2 for children's
deposit with interest. Mr H. says he has not received
interest on trust money from Sir J. Lubbock; to whom I will
write in a few days to enquire whether any funds have
been paid or are due to us. I do not think Mr H. can have
I much hope that you may succeed soon in arranging that
some clergyman sh
I almost think he is more an utter fool than knave.— The schoolmaster said he sent him a cheque signed, but left blank to be filled up, to any amount, which was an insane proceeding if he had any money at his Bank; but the next day he wrote to the Schoolmaster retracting the permission to fill up the cheque.—
Should I hear from Sir John L. that he has paid any interest on Trust, during current year, I will let you know.—
Believe me, Dear Innes | Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin
- f1 6242.f1The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from J. B. Innes, 13 June 1868.
- f2 6242.f2See letter from J. B. Innes, 13 June 1868. CD refers to Samuel James O'Hara Horsman.
- f3 6242.f3See letter from S. J. O'H. Horsman, 2 June , and letter to S. J. O'H. Horsman, 3 June 1868.
- f4 6242.f4The National School for boys at Down.
- f5 6242.f5The master of the National School was Charles Pearson (Post Office directory of the six home counties 1870; CD's Account books--cash account (Down House MS)).
- f6 6242.f6This amount appears in CD's Account books--banking account and cash account (Down House MSS) as paid to Pearson on 15 June 1868.
- f7 6242.f7See letter to John Lubbock, 15 June .
- f8 6242.f8Bryceson Brothers & Co. had premises at 34 Brook Street, Euston Road, London; in 1868, their street address was altered to 4 Stanhope Street, Euston Road (Post Office London directory 1867, 1868).