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Letter 7098

Owen, M. S. M. to Darwin, C. R.

7 Feb [1870]


CD’s goddaughter, Maud, has been christened.


Astley Shrewsbury

Feb 7th.

My dear Uncle Charles—

Many thanks for your kind letter & we are very much obliged to youfor consenting to be god father— I never thought at all of askingyou to stand in person, as I knew that was impossible any how—f2

The little lady has been christened now & we have called her Maudas being a short & not very common name— When one meets witha refusal about the sponsorship, it makes one hesitate about askingothers, though I suppose Sponsors are necessary..

With love to yourself & Aunt Emma | Believe me |Yr. affcate. niece | M. M Owen.

DAR 173: 46



The year is established by the relationship between this letter andthe letter from M. S. Owen, 2 February [1870].
See letter from M. S. Owen, 2 February [1870]. CD’s letter toOwen has not been found.
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