JL's brother-in-law [Robert Birkbeck] would like a note of introduction to John Murray.
My dear M
My brother in law Robert Birkbeck is going to spend some months in Corsica, & he thinks that Murray might possibly like some notes with reference to a Handbook for the Island.
He is anxious therefore for a note of introduction to him & I thought I might take the liberty of asking you to give him one.
If you would not mind adding, on my authority, that he is a man who will take pains to get accurate information, & whose statements would I think be thoroughly reliable, I should be very much obliged.
Hoping you are better again | I remain, dear M
C. Darwin Esq
- f1 5366.f1Birkbeck was married to Lubbock's elder sister, Mary Harriet (Hutchinson 1914).
- f2 5366.f2John Murray was CD's publisher.