To Harriet Lubbock [December 1848 – 1849]1
Dear Lady Lubbock
Pray do not give yourself any trouble about the missing Vol. which, I ought to have said, is of very little value & is sure not to be wanted soon, if ever.— It will turn up of itself some day.— It is covered with brown-paper pasted on, with no title outside. Pray do not think of looking for it, but leave it to chance.
Your Ladyships | Truly obliged. | C. Darwin Thursday. Mg
Will you be so kind as to tell Sir John, I have received his cheque & will send receipt with microscope,2 when complete
Belittles the loss of a book borrowed from CD.
Acknowledges cheque in payment for purchase of microscope for John Lubbock.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1041,” accessed on 30 April 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1041