Is pleased by CD's praise of his article.
Hugh Falconer's is certainly interesting.
15, Lombard Street. E.C.
6 Jan. /62
My dear M
It would require a series of surly letters before I should think that you meant anything, but in this case I had not noticed it, but am glad that you should have thought so as it produced your kind letter received this morning.
I am very glad that you approve both of my articles & of the number generally, but we have not it seems to me enough variety. Falconer's article is certainly very interesting & capitally written. I wonder what you are thinking of doing about Owen?
Do get better & believe me | Yours affec | John Lubbock
- f1 3903.f1The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to John Lubbock, 4 January ; Lubbock wrote `/62' in error.
- f2 3903.f2In his letter to Lubbock of 4 January , CD apologised for writing `surlily'.
- f3 3903.f3Lubbock was one of the editors of the Natural History Review. The number for January 1863 contained two review articles by Lubbock ([Lubbock] 1863a and [Lubbock] 1863b), which CD praised in his letter to Lubbock of 4 January .
- f4 3903.f4Falconer 1863a was also published in the January 1863 number of the Natural History Review.
- f5 3903.f5See letter to John Lubbock, 4 January . For CD's comments on the conduct of Richard Owen towards Hugh Falconer and others, and his intended action, see the letter to J. D. Hooker, 3 January .
- f6 3903.f6In his letter to Lubbock of 4 January , CD wrote that he had been `miserably uncomfortable'. See also letter to J. D. Hooker, 3 January , and letter to Hugh Falconer, 5 [and 6] January .