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Darwin Correspondence Project

From Karl Beger   [12 February 1877]

Though no man of science but a simple bookkeeper, I have read and admired in the highest degree all your immortal works. My dear little wife, who understands and loves you, having presented me yesterday with a pretty boy, I have taken the liberty to give him your illustrious name.1 I most humbly beg to ask your kind permission, and promise to make him an honorable man.

Believe me, | Dear Sir, | Your humble servant | Carl Beger.

Hamburg, on Charles Darwins | 70th. Birthday. 2

Charles Darwin Esqre. | FRS | England

Footnotes

Beger’s wife was Emma Friedrike Caroline Dalchow; their son, Darwin Richard Beger, was born on 11 February 1877.
CD was in fact 68 on 12 February 1877.

Summary

Intends to name his son after CD.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-10824
From
Friedrich Theodor Karl (Karl) Beger
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Hamburg
Postmark
12 2 77
Source of text
DAR 201: 3
Physical description
ApcS

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10824,” accessed on 16 January 2021, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-10824.xml

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