Congratulates CD on receiving the Copley Medal.
3 Nov. 64
My dear M
I must write <a> line to congratulate you on having got the Copley & am sure you know that no one of all your friends will rejoice more than I do.
You know that we very nearly carried it <last> year & I really believe <that> the fight we then <made> may have had its influence on the present occasion.
Many thanks for the paper on Cynips. The case seems surely rather weak, however I have made a mem. for the next Nat. His. R. & will return the paper in a few days.
I was very sorry to hear a poor account of you & hope you are better now.
I shall be at High Elms on Sunday. Is there any chance of seeing you in the morning.—
Believe me always | Yours affec | John Lubbock
C Darwin Esq
- f1 4653.f1The Council of the Royal Society of London voted to award CD the Copley Medal on 3 November 1864 (Royal Society, Council minutes). See letter from Hugh Falconer, 3 November 186.
- f2 4653.f2Lubbock had nominated CD for the Copley Medal in 1863; William Benjamin Carpenter had seconded the nomination. The medal was awarded to Adam Sedgwick. See Correspondence vol. 11, letter from E. A. Darwin, 9 November , letter from E. A. Darwin to Emma Darwin, 11 November , and letter from Edward Sabine to John Phillips, 12 November 1863.
- f3 4653.f3The reference is to `On dimorphism in the hymenopterous genus Cynips', by Benjamin Dann Walsh (Walsh 1864a). CD's annotated copy is in the Darwin Pamphlet Collection--CUL. See letter from B. D. Walsh, 29 April -- 19 May 1864 and n. 7. Lubbock reviewed the paper in Natural History Review (Lubbock 1865a).
- f4 4653.f4High Elms, the Lubbock family seat, was in Down (Post Office directory of the six home counties 1866).