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Letter 3783

Darwin, C. R. to Lubbock, John

27 [Oct 1862?]

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    Hopes to be well enough on Friday to see JL.

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    Several of the family have had influenza.


Down Bromley your letter went to Dover. Kent


My dear Lubbock.

Many thanks for your note. I hope & expect to be well enough on Friday to see you. I presume 7o oclock will be the best hour for you.— If I shd. be bad, I would send over to Lamas on Friday afternoon. I cannot say much for several of us; for we have had a touch of Influenza

Ever yours very sincerely | C. Darwin

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    f1 3783.f1
    The date is established by the relationship to the letter from John Lubbock, 25 October 1862.
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    Letter from John Lubbock, 25 October 1862.
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    Emma Darwin's diary (DAR 242) records that Lubbock dined at Down House on Friday 31 October 1862.
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    `Lamas' was Lubbock's house in Chislehurst, Kent.
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    Emma Darwin recorded in her diary (DAR 242) on 25 October 1862: `I feverish & bad cold | in bed'; on 26 October she wrote: `in bed—'.
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