From Charles Voysey 18 October 1875
Camden House | Dulwich | S.E.
Oct. 18. 1875
My dear Sir
I have a chance which may never occur again. A wealthy friend of mine who is anxious to promote Theism & to carry it into the homes of England offers to bear the cost of starting a magazine bearing my name as conductor, & containing contributions of the first class.1 Each contributor to be responsible only for his own article.
I enclose the list of names of those whom we propose to ask to help us—2 And earnestly beg you, if you have health & time, to send us a contribution for the first number which is to appear in January next.
I am to be nearly sole contributor of the Religious article; and I intend to write in a moderate & conciliatory spirit so as to win confidence among people who call themselves Religious.3
Any fragment of yours will be most gratefully accepted. There is no time to be lost, as the “Copy” ought to be sent to the printer by the middle of November. Just think what your name will do for me. & remember it is an act of the highest charity.4
Ever most truly Yrs | Charles Voysey
Wants CD to contribute to a new magazine to promote theism.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10204,” accessed on 29 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-10204