From Ellen Frances Lubbock [27 August – 1 September 1865]1
Dear Mr. Darwin
John is still away. I expect him home on Saturday or Sunday.2 Just at present he is with Prof. Steenstrup in the country about Pressigny & Pont le Voye.3
He seems quite overwhelmed with the number of flints he has found—4 he says they filled two carriages in one day. I cannot imagine what it will cost to bring home his luggage, nor where we shall put the contents when they arrive.
I believe Prof. Steenstrup will return with him, for the B. Ass. next week.5
I am very sorry indeed to hear so bad an account of your health for the last few months. I am sure one of the things John is most looking forward to in returning to High Elms is the chance of seeing you now & then when you are feeling pretty well.6
Please remember me most kindly to Mrs. Darwin & to Etty,7 & believe me yours most sincerely | Ellen Lubbock
JL is in France with J. Steenstrup.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4603,” accessed on 23 February 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4603