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With my best wishes for very many Happy New Years to you all I am always yours very truly | E F Lubbock
- f1 3368.f1The date is established by the New Year's greeting, by the reference to the Lubbocks' move from High Elms, near Down (see n. 4, below), and by the relationship to the letter from John Lubbock, 6 January 1862.
- f2 3368.f2Ellen Lubbock had given birth to her fourth child, Norman, on 16 December 1861 (Gentleman's Magazine n.s. 12 (1862): 82; Hutchinson 1914).
- f3 3368.f3The spelling of the village name was variable. `Down' was the commonest form up to the 1870s, and `Downe' thereafter.
- f4 3368.f4John Lubbock moved from High Elms, the home of his father John William Lubbock, to Chislehurst, a village about five miles north of Down, on 19 August 1861 (John Lubbock's diary (British Library, Add. Ms. 62679: 64 r.)). See also letter from John Lubbock, 6 January 1862.