From John Lubbock 6 March 1863
15, Lombard Street. E.C.
My dear Mr. Darwin
I have forwarded your proofs to Williams & Norgate & am very much obliged to you for the article which is just the thing for us.1
I was very sorry to hear that you were so unwell & much disappointed too on my own account. Will you please thank Mrs. Darwin for sending me report of your health & also for the extract from Hooker’s letter.2
One would always be glad of his approval, but I was the more so having rather feared that I made a mess of the lecture.
I do hope you will soon be right again.
Yours affecly | John Lubbock
Thanks CD for his review [of H. W. Bates’s paper on mimetic butterflies, Collected papers 2: 87–92].
Is glad Hooker approved of his [JL’s] lecture.