To John Lubbock 25 January 1
I am very much obliged to Lady Lubbock for her kind invitation & shall have great pleasure in dining with you on Monday (ie tomorrow) at 6 oclock.—2 My internal organs, I am sorry to say, will not stand two consecutive dinners; otherwise the outer man would enjoy it.— I quite forgot to say, when I last saw you how very much I liked your paper on Respiration of Insects3
Ever yours | C. Darwin
Dining with the Lubbocks.
JL’s paper on respiration of insects ["On the distribution of the tracheae in insects", Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 23 (1860–2): 23–50].
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3413,” accessed on 21 January 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3413