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 23 March 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4077