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Letter 7287

Lubbock, John to Darwin, C. R.

23 July [1870]

Summary

Brought forward the “cousin question” in the House; read most of CD’s letter to the House.

Transcription

15, Lombard Street, E.C.

23 July

My dear Mr. Darwin

As you may perhaps have seen in the Times I brought forward theCousin question at about half past one last night, or rather thismorning.f2

It would be desirable to get some members to speak to Mr Bruceon the subject.f3 I read most of your letter to the House.f4

I am glad you like my book.f5 It is almost all sold.

Hoping to see you tomorrow I remain, dear Mr Darwin, | Yours mostsincerely | John Lubbock

DAR 170: 20

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Footnotes

f1
The year is established by the relationship between this letter andthe letter to John Lubbock, 17 July 1870.
f2
For the report on the second reading of the Census Bill, includingLubbock’s proposal that a question on cousin marriages be added, seeThe Times, 23 July 1870, pp. 7–8.
f3
Henry Austin Bruce was the home secretary.
f4
See letter to John Lubbock, 17 July 1870.
f5
See letter to John Lubbock, 21 July [1870] and n. 2.
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