To John William Lubbock [16 January 1846]1
Dear Sir John
I cannot forbear sending you our cordial thanks for the kind manner in which you have acceded to all our wishes about the little piece of land. If you were to feel how exposed we are to every wind under Heaven, you would understand our strong wish to have one sheltered walk, and I look forward to considerable amusement in tending & pruning the trees.
Pray believe me | dear Sir John | Your’s very faithfully | C. Darwin
Thanks JWL for having acceded to CD’s wish to acquire a piece of land to provide a sheltered walk at Down.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 942,” accessed on 3 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-942