To George Howard Darwin 6 February 1
My dear George
Perhaps you wd. like to read enclosed letter from Croll. & you can some time return it.— What he means by Gravitation & Heat I do not understand.2
Sir J. Lubbock has been calling here, & he seemed to regret that you had not accepted the Eton proposal, as a grand opening for making a great school scientific; but he agreed that without you felt a decided taste for the work, it wd. not answer.—3 He thought scientific masters wd soon occupy as high & as profitable a place as the classical masters.
Yours affect | C. Darwin
John Lubbock regrets GHD did not take the Eton post. JL thinks scientific masters will soon occupy places as high and as profitable as classical masters.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5843,” accessed on 25 March 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5843