To John Lubbock 23 September 1
As I know you are interested in Owen’s Parthenogenesis2 et id genus omne, I send you the enclosed Review by Quatrefages:3 the 1st half seems to me very dull, but the second half very good. & very true.
I, also, enclose some of Huxley’s Lectures.—4
I hope Mrs. Lubbock is pretty well again; some time ago I heard but an indifferent account of her.—5
What wonderfully grand doings you had at the marriage;—I shd. think you can hardly be all rested yet. We made Etty give us a very full account of all she saw.—6
Your very sincerely | C. Darwin
P.S. I had almost forgotten what made me think chiefly of writing, viz a letter from Dana,7 whom I had told of your marriage, in which he says “I was, also pleased to hear of Mr Lubbocks happiness. A long life to them full of joys. Please thank him from me for the pamphlets, which he has sent me. He is doing excellent work among the Entomostraca, & dear little things they are”.—8
Please respeak for me to have any Bantam which shd. chance to die.9
Sends review by Quatrefages [de Bréau] of Owen’s Parthenogenesis .
J. D. Dana’s congratulations on JL’s marriage.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1960,” accessed on 22 October 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1960