From L. E. Becker 29 December 1869
28 Jackson’s Row | Albert Square | Manchester
Dec 29. 1869
My dear Sir
I have thought of sending my paper on the Lychnis to some magazine or Journal of Botany1 There are in it verbatim extracts from letters of yours to me about these flowers and I write to ask if you will give me permission to print these extracts.2 If you desire it, I will send the paper to you that you may see what the extracts are—
Do you think that Seeman’s Journal of Botany would be a good periodical to send it to or that it would be better to have it inserted in the Transactions of the Manchester Literary & Philosophical Society.3 I wish that the matter could be brought under the notice of botanists so that attention may be directed to the appearances during the ensuing spring.
Believe me to be | yours sincerely | Lydia E Becker
Chas Darwin Esq
Asks CD to which journal she should send her Lychnis paper and whether she may quote extracts from his letters to her.