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Letter 3510

Lubbock, John to Darwin, C. R.

17 Apr 1862

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    JL is going on a geological excursion with Joseph Prestwich and John Evans.

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Lamas, Chiselhurst. S.E.

17 April 62

My dear Mr. Darwin

I wish the world had been so arranged that one could be in two places at once. We might I am sure enjoy ourselves more; now I am off today with Prestwich & Evans on a little geological excursion, & cannot therefore come to you though I should have enjoyed it so much. Nelly is very glad that you approve of her review.

Hoping that Horace is better & that you yourself are well, I remain | Yours affecly | John Lubbock

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    f1 3510.f1
    In a letter that has not been found, CD had invited Lubbock to visit him at Down House on 19 or 20 April (see letter to H. W. Bates, 16 April [1862]). Between 17 and 28 April 1862, John Lubbock travelled with Joseph Prestwich and John Evans to Amiens and Abbeville in France to examine the Somme Valley sites at which flint implements considered to be of great antiquity had been discovered (Lubbock 1862c, p. 248, and Prestwich 1899, p. 170).
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    Ellen Frances Lubbock; the reference has not been identified.
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    Horace Darwin, CD's youngest child, had been ill since the beginning of the year.
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