From John Lubbock 17 April 1862
Lamas, Chiselhurst. S.E.
17 April 62
My dear Mr. Darwin
I wish the world had been so arranged that one could be in two places at once. We might I am sure enjoy ourselves more; now I am off today with Prestwich & Evans on a little geological excursion, & cannot therefore come to you though I should have enjoyed it so much.1 Nelly is very glad that you approve of her review.2
Hoping that Horace is better & that you yourself are well,3 I remain | Yours affecly | John Lubbock
JL is going on a geological excursion with Joseph Prestwich and John Evans.