From E. F. Lubbock [1 October 1866]1
Dear Mr. Darwin
Mr. Herbert Spencer, who is staying here, has a very great desire to see you, and I write to ask if you would allow him to call upon you, or if you would, in the course of one of your rides,2 stop here for a short time—
We should be only too glad if we could persuade you either to lunch or dine with us—but please will you tell us what you feel equal to, or if you would rather not see Mr. Spencer at all.
With our kindest regards to you all, believe me yours most truly | Ellen Lubbock
John goes to Yorkshire either tomorrow or Wednesday, to open some barrows.3
Herbert Spencer is staying with the Lubbocks and would much like to see CD.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4728,” accessed on 24 March 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4728