From Mary Susan Owen 2 February 1
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.
Asks CD to be godfather to her third child [Maud Mostyn Owen].
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7094,” accessed on 23 February 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7094