Returns scissors with thanks.
Young John Lubbock who has a strong taste for dissecting insects would benefit greatly from conversation with GN.
Down Farnborough Kent
My dear Sir
Very many thanks for your extremely kind note of the
I now return you your scissors; but will you believe it,
though I explained with the utmost care to M
I will remember your wish, & send a copy of my vol: to the Linn:
I hope much myself to accept your offer & pay you a visit, but I very seldom now go to London, for it always makes me unwell, & I never get half my commissions executed.
With very sincere thanks & hopes that your scissors will not be much the worse
- f1 1450.f1See letter to George Newport, 24 July .
- f2 1450.f2Newport, as a member of the Ray Society, would have received a copy of Living Cirripedia (1851). It appears that Newport had asked CD to give the volume he had offered him (see letter to George Newport, 24 July ) to the library of the Linnean Society, and CD's list of presentation copies indicates that a volume was sent there. CD subsequently noted that the Ray Society also presented both volumes of Living Cirripedia to the Linnean Society (MS attached to CD's copy of Living Cirripedia (1854) in the Cambridge University Library).