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Letter 4017

Lubbock, John to Darwin, C. R.

28 Feb 1863

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    Will come to dine on Monday unless he hears to the contrary.

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15, Lombard Street. E.C.

28 Feb/63

My dear Mr. Darwin

Unless I hear from you to the contrary I will come up to dinner on Monday.

Yours affec | John Lubbock

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    Lubbock 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 [1863]).
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