From John Lubbock 7 April 1863
15, Lombard Street. E.C.
7 April /63
My dear Mr. Darwin
I was very glad to hear that you were better again, & shall much like to come up & have a chat with you.1
After many alterations of plan I now propose to run down to Elgin on Saturday next to see those Scotch kjökken möddings.2 I shall probably be away a week & when I come back will write & try to fix some day to come up & dine with you as you kindly propose.
I am glad you approve of our last Number, it pleased me more than most, as there was more variety.3 It was very good of you to give us a help & without making a precedent of it, I hope you will consider us favourably another time.4 I hope you don’t think that Lyell could really be vexed by my article.5 He certainly has not quite done justice to others & particularly to Prestwich6 I don’t altogether like Carpenter’s letter in the Athenæum.7 Surely he is mistaken in saying that you would expect Foraminifera to become any thing else.8 I should have thot that you believed that once a For. always a For. Is it not so?
Yours affecly | John Lubbock
C Darwin Esq
JL is off to visit Scotch "kjökken möddings".
Hopes Lyell is not really vexed by his article.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4077,” accessed on 1 October 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4077