To John Lubbock 24 April 1
Before I come to the purpose of my note, let me give you my very sincere congratulations on your marriage;2 & I do not believe that any of your many friends can send you more cordial & true good wishes.
Can you get “leave of absence” & come & dine here on Saturday at 7 oclock to meet Dr. & Mrs Hooker, Mr Wollaston, Mr & Mrs. Huxley.—3
Mrs. Darwin had intended (but is not at present quite well)4 to have ventured on a very early call on Mrs. Lubbock in hopes of persuading her to come with you, but I fear there would have been but very little chance of the party at High Elms5 letting her leave home so soon.—
Dear Lubbock | Yours very sincerely | Ch Darwin
Congratulations on JL’s marriage. Invitation to dine at Down with the Hookers, Huxleys, and T. V. Wollaston.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1859,” accessed on 31 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1859