Thanks his aunt for a note about a picture bought by CD’s sons.
Down, | Beckenham, Kent.
My dear Aunt
I am very much obliged to you for your great kindness in writingto me in your own hand. My sons were no doubt deceived & the picture-selleraffixed the name of a celebrated man to the picture for the sake of gettinghis price.—f2
Your note is a wonderful proof how well some few people in this worldcan write & express themselves at an advanced age.f3 It is enough to makeone not fear so much the advance of age, as I often do, though you mustthink me quite a youth!—
With my best thanks, pray believe me with muchrespect | Your affectionate nephew | Charles Darwin