From Ellen Frances Lubbock to Emma Darwin [January 1862]1
Dear Mrs. Darwin
I am writing to as〈k if〉 Mr. Darwin could be pe〈rsuaded〉 to come here next Sunday either to early dinner at before one o’clock—or to stay all night— He would see nobody but John, not even me, most likely, for I am not quite strong yet—2 & I will take care his bed is well aired, 〈 〉 will tell me 〈 〉 likes & has at 〈 〉 I will take care 〈 〉 all just the same— 〈Jo〉hn doesn’t know I am writing this, but I have heard him lately so often wish he “could only have a talk with Mr. Darwin”, & I know he can’t manage to get over to Downe3 now as he used to do from High Elms—so I thought I would just try what I could do to persuade Mr. Darwin to come here—4 If you will send me a line by post I shall get it on Sunday morning.
With my best wishes for very many Happy New Years to you all I am always yours very truly | E F Lubbock
Trying to persuade CD to visit JL.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3368,” accessed on 14 February 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3368