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To J. B. Innes   20 January [1868]

Summary

CD thanks JBI for contribution to Down school.

George [Darwin] has passed his examination at Cambridge;

Henrietta has been poorly.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  20 Jan [1868]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5792

To J. B. Innes   15 June [1868]

Summary

CD writes in detail about difficulties with Horsman’s financial accounts and the affairs of the parish.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  15 June [1868]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6242

To J. B. Innes   2 September 1868

Summary

Surprised and pleased JBI liked his "big book" [Variation].

Luckily, naturalists do not seem to think he has committed suicide with the work.

CD wants to turn over the school accounts to John Robinson [curate of Down]. Writes of other parish news.

Will vote in person for Sir John Lubbock.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  2 Sept 1868
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6345

To J. B. Innes   1 December 1868

Summary

Problems with Mr Robinson, who has suddenly departed for Ireland for a month. The parish urgently needs some respectable man to hold the living permanently.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  1 Dec 1868
Classmark:  DAR 96: 53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6486

To J. B. Innes   10 December [1868]

Summary

Does not think the supposed cow–deer hybrid worth investigating.

John Robinson [the curate at Down] reported to be walking with girls at night.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  10 Dec [1868]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6497

To J. B. Innes   16 December 1868

Summary

Has received JBI’s two letters; agrees with him, but does not know what to do about [the alleged misconduct of] John Robinson. Reports in a long postscript on vain efforts to confirm rumours. Suggests JBI come to Down to see how affairs stand.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  16 Dec 1868
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6505

From John Brodie Innes   16 January 1868

Summary

Sends school subscription to CD as treasurer. Hopes Henrietta will assist in teaching there.

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Jan 1868
Classmark:  DAR 167: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5791

From J. B. Innes   30 January 1868

Summary

Congratulates CD on son’s [George’s] distinction [Second Wrangler] at Cambridge.

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Jan 1868
Classmark:  DAR 167: 15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5819

From J. B. Innes   13 June 1868

Summary

Writes about difficulties in which S. J. O. Horsman, curate at Down, has involved himself and others. Horsman has said he would resign. JBI offers to give up his interests in the living at Down.

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 June 1868
Classmark:  DAR 167: 16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6241

From J. B. Innes   18 June [1868]

Summary

Further discussion of the difficulties with S. J. O’H. Horsman [curate at Down].

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 June [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 167: 17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6251

From J. B. Innes   31 August 1868

Summary

JBI has been charmed with Variation. Does not think there is really any theological difficulty in the "predestination of variation".

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Aug 1868
Classmark:  DAR 167: 18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6335

From J. B. Innes   28 September 1868

Summary

The election of 1868.

Remarkable deflection of the plummet observed east of Forres.

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 167: 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6397

From J. B. Innes   4 December 1868

Summary

Full background on the difficulties of the vicarage of Down.

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Dec 1868
Classmark:  DAR 167: 20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6492

From J. B. Innes   7 December 1868

Summary

Describes a supposed cross between a cow and a red deer or doe.

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Dec 1868
Classmark:  DAR 167: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6493

From J. B. Innes   12 December 1868

Summary

Will try to get more information about the supposed hybrid [of cow and deer].

The rumours about John Robinson [curate of Down] cause JBI concern. He will seek to get the facts – will try to protect Robinson against malicious rumours, but if he is immoral he must go forthwith.

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Dec 1868
Classmark:  DAR 167: 22
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6501

From J. B. Innes   14 December 1868

Summary

Hopes Miss [Sarah Elizabeth] Wedgwood will sell part of her land for a parsonage at Down. Recounts his futile efforts to obtain land in the past.

Encloses news item about the supposed hybrid [of cow and deer].

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Dec 1868
Classmark:  DAR 167: 23, 23a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6502

From J. B. Innes   18 December 1868

Summary

Has forwarded a veterinary surgeon’s description of the supposed hybrid [of cow and deer, see 6504]. A neighbour who has seen it is convinced it is genuine.

JBI can do no more about John Robinson.

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Dec 1868
Classmark:  DAR 167: 24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6507
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