Thanks JWL for the use of a schoolroom.
Arranges to meet JWL's son [John] to discuss use of microscope.
Thanks JWL for his paper ["Shooting stars", London Edinburgh & Dublin Philos. Mag. 32 (1848): 81–8, 170–2; 35 (1849): 356–7].
Dear Sir John.
I am much obliged for your note & kind permission to use the
schoolroom.— I have appointed
You say in your note you have sent me a drawing; I merely mention this in case of any accident to it, for I have received none.
Will you be so kind as to tell your son (in case my wife does not see Lady Lubbock,
when she leaves this note) that I am anxious to hear about the microscope & if he would like half an hour's talk, I hope
& trust I sh
I am much obliged for your kind invitation to meet
Yours sincerely | C. Darwin
To | Sir J. W. Lubbock Bart
Thank you, also, for your Paper on Meteors.—
- f1 1212.f1The date range is based on this letter having been written on the stationery with a broad mourning border which CD used for about a year following the death of his father, and on Lubbock's papers on meteors (see n. 6, below).
- f2 1212.f2Lubbock owned the schoolroom and rented it to the Down School Committee. CD and Emma occasionally requested use of the schoolroom for various community meetings (Moore 1985, p. 471).
- f3 1212.f3Possibly John Nash, shoemaker of Farnborough, two miles from Down.
- f4 1212.f4See the letter to Harriet Lubbock, [December 1848 – 1849].
- f5 1212.f5Probably John Couch Adams, the astronomer and mathematician.
- f6 1212.f6Lubbock 1848–9.