To John William Lubbock [December 1848–9]1
Dear Sir John.
I am much obliged for your note & kind permission to use the schoolroom.—2 I have appointed Mr. Nash3 to come next Wednesday.—
You say in your note you have sent me a drawing; I merely mention this in case of any accident to it, for I have received none.
Will you be so kind as to tell your son (in case my wife does not see Lady Lubbock, when she leaves this note) that I am anxious to hear about the microscope4 & if he would like half an hour’s talk, I hope & trust I shd. be able to see him tomorrow (Thursday) at 2 oclock or Friday at about same hour.— I was very sorry that he shd. have had the trouble of calling twice, but of late I have really been able to see nobody.—
I am much obliged for your kind invitation to meet Mr. Adams5 on Sunday, but as my man told you, I was very unwell that day.
Yours sincerely | C. Darwin To | Sir J. W. Lubbock Bart
Thank you, also, for your Paper on Meteors.—6
Thanks JWL for the use of a schoolroom.
Arranges to meet JWL’s son [John] to discuss use of microscope.
Thanks JWL for his paper ["Shooting stars", London Edinburgh & Dublin Philos. Mag. 32 (1848): 81–8, 170–2; 35 (1849): 356–7].