To Elliott & Fry 23 April 1
Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.
If you really think it worth while to come down, I shall be happy to give you a sitting & aid in any way.—2
Orpington Station is nearest.
But I am bound to tell you that I lately was several times with Mr Rejlander, who was assisting me on a scientific subject, &, who took so much trouble for my sake that I gladly complied with his request to take several photos: of me, and these I imagine he intends to sell to any purchasers; & this fact may make it not worth your while to come down here.—3
If you do come, be so kind as to let me know a day or two before.—
Dear Sir | yours faithfully | Ch. Darwin
Gives permission for the photographer to come to Down, but states that O. J. Rejlander has recently taken several photographs of him which would be available to purchasers.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7710A,” accessed on 27 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7710A