From John Lubbock 22 and 26 March 1865
My dear Mr. Darwin
The rest of the books which you were kind enough to lend me are now on their way to Down.1 I have kept them an unconscionable time, & it was very ungrateful of me not to have written to thank you. I was however really about to do so.
I shall be at High Elms2 on Sunday & will try to see you. I should much like to do so, it seems an age since we have met. I am very glad to hear you are better.
My father is I fear far from well.3
The book is at length very nearly done.4 The M.M.S. is all gone to the Printer. How about yours?5
Believe me, dear Mr Darwin, | Yours affec | John Lubbock
C Darwin Esq | FRS etc— High Elms 26 Mar. 65 My dear Mr. Darwin
The preceding note speaks for itself. I stupidly omitted to post it & only found it yesterday. You must have thought me most uncourteous.
I came up to Down this morning & hoped to have seen you, but was very sorry to hear from Parslow that you were unwell again6
Yours affec | John Lubbock
C Darwin Esq
JL’s MS at printer’s [Prehistoric times (1865)].
Apologises for failure to post letter.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4791,” accessed on 25 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4791