Reader Maria writes in, terribly excited by the birthday present she got from her husband:
I turned 64 on March 24th, a key age and a key date (see below) and my husband gave me this as a present. He bought it in NY at an antiquarian book fair at the Armory. I am sooooo happy.
“Mr. Darwin has much pleasure in sending his signature.”
Signed on her birthday! She later added some other information when I asked permission to reproduce the photo and information:
Of course you can. I am Maria Jinich and live in Mexico City. My husband is Armando Jinich. We have no extra information regarding the origin of the autograph.
Now that is a thoughtful husband, and clearly a woman who loves evolution.