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Letter 5366

Lubbock, John to Darwin, C. R.

16 Jan 1867

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    JL's brother-in-law [Robert Birkbeck] would like a note of introduction to John Murray.


High Elms

16 Jan/67

My dear Mr. Darwin

My brother in law Robert Birkbeck is going to spend some months in Corsica, & he thinks that Murray might possibly like some notes with reference to a Handbook for the Island.

He is anxious therefore for a note of introduction to him & I thought I might take the liberty of asking you to give him one.

If you would not mind adding, on my authority, that he is a man who will take pains to get accurate information, & whose statements would I think be thoroughly reliable, I should be very much obliged.

Hoping you are better again | I remain, dear Mr. Darwin, | Very sincerely yours | John Lubbock

C. Darwin Esq

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    f1 5366.f1
    Birkbeck was married to Lubbock's elder sister, Mary Harriet (Hutchinson 1914).
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    John Murray was CD's publisher.
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