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From E. F. Lubbock   [18 November 1870]1

Dear Mr. Darwin

Could you come here to luncheon tomorrow? You don’t know how glad we should be. You will find here Mr. Forster, Mr. Arthur Russell, Mr. Hobhouse, & Lord E. Fitzmaurice,2 who would all think it a great privilege to meet you.

Please come, if you are well enough: John has nearly finished his Thysanura book—3

With kind regards to Mrs. Darwin, and all, I remain yours most sincerely | Ellen Lubbock

Footnotes

The date is established by an entry for 19 November 1870 in Arthur Russell’s diary (private collection); the entry reads, ‘I left for Orpington and High Elms | Lord Edmond Fitzmaurice, Wm Forster (the Right Honorable) and Arthur Hobhouse came to dine’.
William Edward Forster, Arthur Hobhouse, and Edmond Fitzmaurice.
John Lubbock’s Monograph of the Collembola and Thysanura was published by the Ray Society in 1873 (Lubbock 1873a); CD read proofs of the book in 1871 (see Correspondence vol. 19, letter to John Lubbock, 12 August [1871]). CD evidently did not attend the luncheon.

Summary

John Lubbock has nearly finished his Thysanura book [Monograph of the Collembola and Thysanura (1873)].

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7789
From
Ellen Frances Lubbock
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
unstated
Source of text
DAR 170: 13
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7789,” accessed on 23 July 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7789

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 24 (Supplement)

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