Herbert Spencer is staying with the Lubbocks and would much like to see CD.
We should be only too glad if we could persuade you either to lunch or dine with
us—but please will you tell us what you feel equal to, or if you would rather
not see M
With our kindest regards to you all, believe me yours most truly | Ellen Lubbock
John goes to Yorkshire either tomorrow or Wednesday, to open some barrows.
- f1 4728.f1The date is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to J. D. Hooker, 2 October , and by the reference to `tomorrow or Wednesday'; in 1866, 1 October was a Monday.
- f2 4728.f2CD had started riding daily from 4 June 1866 (Emma Darwin's diary (DAR 242)). He usually went out from 12 noon to 1
P.M.(see letter to John Lubbock, 2 August ).
- f3 4728.f3John Lubbock had visited several sites of archaeological interest in Britain and Europe as part of his research into early humans. He had published a book on the subject a year earlier (Lubbock 1865).