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Darwin Correspondence Project

From Frederick Behrens   3 December 1868

Springfield House, | Bradford—

3 Dec. 1868.

Honoured Sir,

I presume you are much plagued by applications for your autograph, and if, by adding one more to the list of your troublesome admirers, you deem it too great a liberty, pray excuse me—but grant my request.

I have long been a great admirer of your genius and ever since I have been a collector of autographs, it has been my ardent wish to have yours.

By conferring upon me this favour, you will greatly oblige,

Yours very faithfully | Frederick Behrens—

Charles Darwin, Esqre | F.R.S. Etc.


Requests autograph.

Letter details

Letter no.
Frederick Behrens
Charles Robert Darwin
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Source of text
DAR 160: 122
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6490,” accessed on 19 January 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 16