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From John Lubbock   16 January 1867

High Elms

16 Jan/67

My dear Mr. Darwin

My brother in law Robert Birkbeck1 is going to spend some months in Corsica, & he thinks that Murray might possibly like some notes with reference to a Handbook for the Island.2

He is anxious therefore for a note of introduction to him & I thought I might take the liberty of asking you to give him one.

If you would not mind adding, on my authority, that he is a man who will take pains to get accurate information, & whose statements would I think be thoroughly reliable, I should be very much obliged.

Hoping you are better again | I remain, dear Mr. Darwin, | Very sincerely yours | John Lubbock

C. Darwin Esq


Birkbeck was married to Lubbock’s elder sister, Mary Harriet (Hutchinson 1914).
John Murray was CD’s publisher.


JL’s brother-in-law [Robert Birkbeck] would like a note of introduction to John Murray.

Letter details

Letter no.
John Lubbock (4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury)
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
High Elms
Source of text
DAR 170: 54
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5366,” accessed on 25 April 2018,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 15