To Violetta Galton 12 July 1
Down, | Beckenham, Kent.
My dear Aunt
I am very much obliged to you for your great kindness in writing to me in your own hand. My sons were no doubt deceived & the picture-seller affixed the name of a celebrated man to the picture for the sake of getting his price.—2
Your note is a wonderful proof how well some few people in this world can write & express themselves at an advanced age.3 It is enough to make one not fear so much the advance of age, as I often do, though you must think me quite a youth!—
With my best thanks, pray believe me with much respect | Your affectionate nephew | Charles Darwin
Thanks his aunt for a note about a picture bought by CD’s sons.
- Letter no.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Galton, F. A. V.
- Sent from
- Source of text
- UCL Library Services, Special Collections (Galton/39)
- Physical description
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7860,” accessed on 23 January 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7860