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Letter 1880

Darwin, C. R. to Lubbock, J. W. (b)

28 [June 1856 – Jan 1865?]

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    Regrets he cannot accept dinner invitation.

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Down.—

28th

Dear Sir John Lubbock

I am very much obliged for your invitation to dinner on the 30th & I shd. have very much liked to have come, but my health has been so indifferent of late that I have resolved not to dine out for the next few weeks or months till I get better.—

With many thanks for your kindness, I am, dear Sir John Lubbock | Your's truly obliged | Ch. Darwin

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    f1 1880.f1
    The date range is conjectured from the letter's position in file in which it is contained at the Royal Society of London, and from Lubbock's death in 1865. The letter is at the end of its file, following the letter to J. W. Lubbock, 27 May [1856] (Correspondence vol. 6). Lubbock died 20 June 1865 (DNB); in his letter to CD, 22 and 26 March 1865, his son, John Lubbock, reported that his father was `far from well'. John William Lubbock lived at High Elms in Down (Post Office directory of the six home counties).
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