From M. S. Owen 7 February 1
My dear Uncle Charles—
Many thanks for your kind letter & we are very much obliged to you for consenting to be god father— I never thought at all of asking you to stand in person, as I knew that was impossible any how—2
The little lady has been christened now & we have called her Maud as being a short & not very common name— When one meets with a refusal about the sponsorship, it makes one hesitate about asking others, though I suppose Sponsors are necessary..
With love to yourself & Aunt Emma | Believe me | Yr. affcate. niece | M. M Owen.
CD’s goddaughter, Maud, has been christened.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7098,” accessed on 22 January 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7098