Anxious to make acquaintance of Ernst Haeckel [who was staying with CD].
My dear M
I cannot very well come up to Down this afternoon.
You will I am sure be tired & must not overdo yourself. I wish you would send Haeckel down here to dinner & I would send him over to the station if he must go to night, or give him a bed & take him up in the morning if he could stay till then.
Believe me | Yours most sincerely | John Lubbock
Pray tell him I am very anxious to make his acquaintance.
- f1 5252.f1The date is established by the reference to Ernst Haeckel's visit to CD, which took place on Sunday 21 October 1866 (Emma Darwin's diary (DAR 242)).
- f2 5252.f2There is no evidence that Haeckel visited Lubbock.