Drawing up paper on Drosera but will not publish till results are tested.
My dear Lubbock
I received this morning L
We returned home yesterday week: Etty did the journey pretty well; she was desperately ill at Eastbourne & we gave up all hope; but she has rallied considerably. God knows what the ultimate result will be. I never passed a more miserable time than at Eastbourne.
Pray give our kindest thanks to M
I have done hardly anything in science for many weeks; but have lately been employed in
drawing up a paper on the movements of Drosera; the result has been that I have got
actually frightened at my results, & will not publish till I have retested my
work next summer.— If you are at all at leisure, I
You take in Annals & Mag. of N. Hist; will you tell me whether in last number (or if in any future number) there is reprinted an Article on the ``Origin'' by Asa Gray from Atlantic Monthly Review.— I wish particularly to know.
I hope you have enjoyed yourself & are not working too hard.
Dear Lubbock | Yours most sincerely | C. Darwin
- f1 2988.f1Dated by an entry in CD's Account book (Down House MS) relating to the sums discussed in the letter (see n. 3, below).
- f2 2988.f2Robert Monsey Rolfe, Baron Cranworth, was a neighbour of CD's and a contributor to several of the Down charities.
- f3 2988.f3The sum of £5 5s made out to `Lubbock for school for Lord Cranworth' was entered in CD's Account book on 19 November 1860. Lubbock was one of the trustees of the Down national school established in 1855 by the Lubbock family.
- f4 2988.f4Henrietta Emma Darwin.
- f5 2988.f5Ellen Frances Lubbock.
- f6 2988.f6Erasmus Alvey Darwin lived in Queen Anne Street, London.
- f7 2988.f7CD had sent the second part of Asa Gray's review of Origin ([Gray] 1860b, pp. 229--39) to the Annals and Magazine of Natural History in September (see letter to Asa Gray, 26 September ). It was reprinted in the November issue (Annals and Magazine of Natural History 3d ser. 6 (1860): 373--86).