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From John Lubbock   2 September 1864

15, Lombard Street. E.C.

2 Sep./64

My dear Mr Darwin

Could you kindly lend me the 1st. & 3rd. Vols. of Fitzroy?1 If you would send it to High Elms2 for me any time, they would forward it.

I hope you keep on improving.

Believe me, dear Mr. Darwin, | Yours affec | John Lubbock

C Darwin Esq


Robert FitzRoy edited the Narrative of the surveying voyages of His Majesty’s ships Adventure and Beagle (Narrative). Volume 1 covered the first expedition, 1826–30, and Volume 3 was CD’s Journal and remarks, which was also published separately as Journal of researches.
The grounds of Down House bordered the High Elms estate, home of Lubbock’s father, John William Lubbock. Lubbock lived in Chislehurst, Kent, about five miles north of High Elms.


Wishes to borrow volumes 1 and 3 of Narrative [vol. 1 by Capt. P. P. King, vol. 3 by CD].

Letter details

Letter no.
John Lubbock (4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury)
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Lombard St, 15
Source of text
DAR 170: 47
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4606,” accessed on 19 June 2018,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 12