From John Lubbock 27 January 1862
11, Mansion House Street, London, E.C.
27 Jan 1862
My dear Mr. Darwin
Many thanks for your kind letter, I am delighted to hear that you are better.1
When children are offered a choice of two good things they always ask for both & I feel inclined to do the same, so I shall let you know which day I shall be at home next week & shall then perhaps hope to see you. We are expecting the Carpenters on Saturday, but have not yet their answer,2 if they do not Come I will write & offer myself for that day as you suggest, knowing that you will not hesitate to tell me if in the mean time it should have become inconvenient.
Willy called in here the other day & seems to like his business which you can easily believe pleased me much.3
I am also very glad that you liked my “Lake habitations” & approve of my Style of writing.4
I often long to be nearer to you as I used so much to enjoy my little visits to Down.5
Hoping you will all keep well I remain | Your aff | John Lubbock
Grateful for CD’s approval of "Lake-habitations".
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3414,” accessed on 1 June 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3414