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From John Lubbock   7 July [1875]1

15, Lombard Street, E.C.

7 July

My dear Mr Darwin

Nelly2 thinks perhaps it would seem hardly courteous to the Duke not to ask him down, so if you see no objection I will when you are fairly settled write & propose the previous arrangement.3

Yours affec | J Lubbock


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to John Lubbock, 3 May [1875].
Lubbock had previously tried to arrange for CD to come to High Elms to meet Francis, duke of Teck (see letter to John Lubbock, 3 May [1875] and n. 3). CD had just returned from Abinger Hall in Surrey on 6 July (CD’s ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)).


Arrangements to invite the Duke [unidentified].

Letter details

Letter no.
John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Lombard St, 15
Source of text
DAR 170: 78
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10047,” accessed on 5 February 2023,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 23