Sends photograph of Sir C. Lyell and Professor Owen, generally considered our most distinguished [British] naturalists. Includes the requested photograph of himself [see 6720].
Down Beckenham | Kent
I have much pleasure in sending photographs of Sir C. Lyell & Professor Owen, who I think are generally considered our most distinguished natural philosophers. I also enclose, according to your desire a photograph of myself.
With my best wishes for the success of your institution & with much respect I have the honour to remain
yours faithfully | Charles Darwin
- f1 6736a.f1The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Spiridion Brusina, 29 April 1869.
- f2 6736a.f2See letter from Spiridion Brusina, 29 April 1869; see also letter to Charles Lyell, 4 May . CD also refers to Richard Owen.