From John Lubbock 25 October 1862
15, Lombard Street. E.C.
25 Oct. 1862
My dear Mr. Darwin
I am very sorry to hear so bad an account of your health, as I had hoped that you were better.1 F. Galton said that you were coming to Cambridge, but I felt that that was too good to be true.2
I should dearly like to see you & have a good talk. Tomorrow, Next Sunday & the one after are engaged, so if you are well enough to see me I will come & dine with you, but had better go back home perhaps afterwards.
Friday next would suit me & you might let me know at the last moment if you felt well enough; I would hold myself disengaged & could come, or not, according to your feelings when the time arrived.3 Pray however do not overdo yourself.
You do not mention Mrs Darwin or the children, so I hope that they are well.4
Believe me always | Yours affectly | John Lubbock
P.S. Herbert Norman has found a celt of the “drift” type at Cudham.5 It is a surface specimen.
CD’s health is bad.
Would like to visit CD on Friday.