From John Lubbock 10 January 1864
Lamas, | Chiselhurst. | S.E.
My dear Mr. Darwin
I was right glad to see your hand writing & to hear a better account of you even though the improvement was not material.1
I’m sorry that you don’t think I praised Huxley enough;2 it was far from my intention not to do so, & you must remember that much of the praise of you was merely a quotation from him.3
My little volume of Essays will be in great part a republication from the Natural History Review, with two introductory chapters taken from my lectures.4 I should dearly like to have talked it over with you, to know whether you thought it a good investment of time. However now that you have begun to mend I shall hope to be allowed to see you ere long.
I met Miss Darwin & Willy at High Elms5 not long ago & was glad to find him thoroughly interested in his business, and on good terms with his partner.6
Do not bother yourself to write, but let me see you as soon as you are quite well enough, & believe me always | Your most affect | John Lubbock
JL’s article on Huxley’s "Lectures [to working men]".
Planning a volume of essays [Prehistoric times (1865)].
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4384,” accessed on 27 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4384