Will come to dine on Monday unless he hears to the contrary.
15, Lombard Street. E.C.
My dear M
Unless I hear from you to the contrary I will come up to dinner on Monday.
Yours affec | John Lubbock
- f1 4017.f1Lubbock probably did not dine with the Darwins on 2 March 1863, as CD was ill; Emma Darwin recorded his condition in her diary (DAR 242): he was `sick several times' during the course of the week, `faint in night', and `languid & heavy' every morning. Charles and Mary Elizabeth Lyell had been invited to stay at Down House for a few days at this time, from 1 to 4 March 1863, but their visit was cancelled (see letter to J. D. Hooker, 5 March ).