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From John Lubbock   6 January [1863]1

15, Lombard Street. E.C.

6 Jan. /62

My dear Mr. Darwin

It would require a series of surly letters before I should think that you meant anything, but in this case I had not noticed it, but am glad that you should have thought so as it produced your kind letter received this morning.2

I am very glad that you approve both of my articles & of the number generally, but we have not it seems to me enough variety.3 Falconer’s article is certainly very interesting & capitally written.4 I wonder what you are thinking of doing about Owen?5

Do get better6 & believe me | Yours affec | John Lubbock

Footnotes

The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to John Lubbock, 4 January [1863]; Lubbock wrote ‘/62’ in error.
In his letter to Lubbock of 4 January [1863], CD apologised for writing ‘surlily’.
Lubbock was one of the editors of the Natural History Review. The number for January 1863 contained two review articles by Lubbock ([Lubbock] 1863a and [Lubbock] 1863b), which CD praised in his letter to Lubbock of 4 January [1863].
Falconer 1863a was also published in the January 1863 number of the Natural History Review.
See letter to John Lubbock, 4 January [1863]. For CD’s comments on the conduct of Richard Owen towards Hugh Falconer and others, and his intended action, see the letter to J. D. Hooker, 3 January [1863].
In his letter to Lubbock of 4 January [1863], CD wrote that he had been ‘miserably uncomfortable’. See also letter to J. D. Hooker, 3 January [1863], and letter to Hugh Falconer, 5 [and 6] January [1863].

Summary

Is pleased by CD’s praise of his article.

Hugh Falconer’s is certainly interesting.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-3903
From
Lubbock, John
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
London, Lombard St, 15
Source of text
DAR 170: 24
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3903,” accessed on 6 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3903

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