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Letter 1990

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

18 Nov [1856]

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    Obliged for JWL's note [missing]. Will forward it to Mr Wedgwood.

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    Remarks, "it was … blunder of A. Woods about your wanting the Furniture."

Transcription

Down.

Nov. 18th

Dear Sir John Lubbock

I am much obliged for your note, which I will forward to Mr Wedgwood. I will speak about the Cards of Admission.—

I see it was an entire blunder of A. Woods about your wanting the Furniture.

Pray believe me | Yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin

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    f1 1990.f1
    Dated on the basis that the letter refers to the auction of Sarah Elizabeth (Sarah) Wedgwood's effects (see n. 2, below).
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    f2 1990.f2
    This is probably a reference to admission to the auction of Sarah Wedgwood's house and its contents. The auction was to be held on 9 December (see letter to W. E. Darwin, 25 [November 1856]).
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    f3 1990.f3
    A. Wood was probably overseeing the sale of Sarah Wedgwood's house and effects. CD's Account book (Down House MS) records a payment of £4 to him, on behalf of Josiah Wedgwood III, on 20 November 1856.
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