To ? 7 April 1
Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.
My dear Sir
I write one line to thank you for your assistance & to beg you, when next you meet Dr. Laycock, to return him my very sincere thanks for all the references.—2 I will endeavour to get the works referred to.— I possess owing to Dr Laycock’s great kindness Brain & mind;3 but absence from home has prevented my as yet consulting the passages.—4
Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin
Asks correspondent to thank Thomas Laycock for his references. CD has been away from home and has not yet consulted his copy of Laycock’s Mind and brain .