To John Lubbock 14 [July 1855]1
To prevent you taking more trouble in vain, I write to say that I got yesterday some more & enough specimens of Helix pomatia for my Snailery.—2
Very many & hearty thanks for your splendid Lepidoptera Books, which my Boys study with great interest.3 Please do not forget sometime the number of acres in Larch wood, & when planted. We have now collected in it about 115 species of plants.4
Yours most truly | C. Darwin
P.S. | I forget whether you know Mr Leonard Horner. He comes here on Monday with his family & if you would like to meet him, I much hope that you will dine with us on Tuesday next at 7 oclock. The Carters (who are staying at Colonel Cators House) will be with us, & the Innes’.—5 If so inclined, I hope that you will come.—
CD has more specimens of Helix pomatia.
Thanks for Lepidoptera book.
Invites JL to dinner.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1831,” accessed on 26 October 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1831