From John Lubbock 14 October 1863
15, Lombard Street. E.C.
14 Oct 1863
My dear Mr. Darwin
I have undertaken to write a little notice for the N.H.R. of Huxley’s Lectures to working Men on O. of S.1
If I remember right the Record was particularly ridiculous about you2 Can you give me a reference to the article or by chance lend me the thing itself. Any hints or references to any particularly good or bad point in any review of you would be thankfully accepted.
I hope that you are better, but heard a poor account of you yesterday from Hooker.3 You have of course heard of the loss which he, poor fellow, has had;4 we are going together to St. Acheul on Saturday,5 but I expect to be back on Monday.
I am longing for a good talk with you, & am dear Mr Darwin with kind regards to Mrs Darwin & all your family,
Yours affec | John Lubbock
C Darwin Esq
I send this to Down, having forgotten your present address6
Is working on a notice for the Natural History Review [n.s. 4 (1864): 37–43] of Huxley’s lectures to working men on the origin of species.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4320,” accessed on 30 March 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4320