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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-3783

To John Lubbock   27 [October 1862]1

Down Bromley your letter went to Dover. Kent

27th

My dear Lubbock.

Many thanks for your note.2 I hope & expect to be well enough on Friday to see you. I presume 7o oclock will be the best hour for you.—3 If I shd. be bad, I would send over to Lamas4 on Friday afternoon. I cannot say much for several of us; for we have had a touch of Influenza5

Ever yours very sincerely | C. Darwin

Footnotes

1
The date is established by the relationship to the letter from John Lubbock, 25 October 1862.
2
Letter from John Lubbock, 25 October 1862.
3
Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242) records that Lubbock dined at Down House on Friday 31 October 1862.
4
‘Lamas’ was Lubbock’s house in Chislehurst, Kent.
5
Emma Darwin recorded in her diary (DAR 242) on 25 October 1862: ‘I feverish & bad cold | in bed’; on 26 October she wrote: ‘in bed—’.

Summary

Hopes to be well enough on Friday to see JL.

Several of the family have had influenza.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-3783
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Lubbock, John
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Smithsonian Institution Libraries (Special collections)
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3783,” accessed on 30 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3783

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