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Letter 4860

Lubbock, John to Darwin, C. R.

12 June [1865]

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    Delighted at CD's praise of his book [Prehistoric times (1865)].

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Chislehurst

June 12

My dear Mr. Darwin

Many thanks for your very kind letter. I am delighted with your praise, & am especially glad that you like the last Chapter about which I was a little afraid. The Morning Advertiser devoted a leading article the other morning to abusing me for writing the book & the Times for reviewing it favourably.

You do not mention how you are. I hope the ice Continues to do you good.

Ever dear Mr Darwin | Yours affec | John Lubbock

C Darwin Esq

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    f1 4860.f1
    The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to John Lubbock, 11 June [1865].
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    f2 4860.f2
    See letter to John Lubbock, 11 June [1865].
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    f3 4860.f3
    Lubbock refers to chapter 14 (pp. 473--92) of Lubbock 1865 (see letter to John Lubbock, 11 June [1865] and n. 4).
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    f4 4860.f4
    The review in The Times appeared on 6 June 1865, p. 9. The reference to the `Morning Advertiser' has not been identified.
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    f5 4860.f5
    CD had been undertaking an ice treatment for his illness under the direction of John Chapman; see letter to John Chapman, 7 June 1865 and n. 1.
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