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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-5252

From John Lubbock   [21 October 1866]1

High Elms

My dear Mr. Darwin

I cannot very well come up to Down this afternoon.

You will I am sure be tired & must not overdo yourself. I wish you would send Haeckel down here to dinner & I would send him over to the station if he must go to night, or give him a bed & take him up in the morning if he could stay till then.2

Believe me | Yours most sincerely | John Lubbock

Pray tell him I am very anxious to make his acquaintance.

JL

Footnotes

1
The date is established by the reference to Ernst Haeckel’s visit to CD, which took place on Sunday 21 October 1866 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)).
2
There is no evidence that Haeckel visited Lubbock.

Summary

Anxious to make acquaintance of Ernst Haeckel [who was staying with CD].

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-5252
From
Lubbock, John
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
High Elms
Source of text
DAR 170: 51
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5252,” accessed on 30 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5252

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