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DCP-LETT-7094

From Mary Susan Owen   2 February [1870]1

Astley— Shrewsbury

Feb 2d

My dear Uncle Charles—

You will be surprised at receiving a letter from me, but I am writing to ask a favour of you.—

Would you have any objection to being God-father to our small child no 3? it would be very kind of you if you have none, but I know some people do object, for I have received a refusal about it— I hope you won’t mind my asking you, for it really is but a form after all— I hope you & Aunt Emma are pretty well, I hear of you occassionally from the Leith Hill girls—2 they tell me that Henrietta is abroad—3

With best love to yourself & Aunt Emma

Believe me | Yr. affcate. niece | M. M. Owen.

Footnotes

1
The year is established by the reference to Maud Owen’s christening. She was born 3 December 1869 (Darwin pedigree).
2
Sophy and Lucy Caroline Wedgwood lived at Leith Hill Place in Surrey.
3
Henrietta Emma Darwin was travelling in the south of France and Italy (letter from H. E. Darwin to Emma Darwin, 1 February [1870] (DAR 245: 31)).

Summary

Asks CD to be godfather to her third child [Maud Mostyn Owen].

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7094
From
Owen, M. S. M.
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
Astley, Shrewsbury
Source of text
DAR 173: 45
Physical description
4pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7094,” accessed on 30 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7094

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