From Ellen Frances Lubbock to H. E. Darwin [28 July? 1866]1
Dear Miss Darwin
I am so sorry you were prevented from coming on Friday, & also that we shall not have the pleasure of seeing Mr. Darwin today—2 Do you think, when he feels pretty well, he would be so kind as to write some thing like this on a piece of paper for me—
Please deliver to the bearer a copy of the new edition of the Origin of Species—, & sign it— The fact is, John has promised a copy to Philip Norman, & as he is going to India, directly, he wishes to take it with him—& he went the other day to Murray’s, but was refused a copy, as Mr. Murray did not know him personally, & thought Mr. Darwin would not like them to give him one before the work is published—3 But I do not think Mr. Darwin would mind, & if he will kindly scratch down the order, I will send it to Phil—
I am so sorry to trouble him—
With Kindest regards to you all, believe me yours affectly | El Lubbock
John Lubbock wants a copy of Origin (4th ed.) for Philip Norman.
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- Ellen Frances Lubbock
- Henrietta Emma Litchfield Henrietta Emma Darwin (Henrietta Emma Darwin)
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- DAR 170: 11
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