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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. W. Lubbock   18 November [1856]1


Nov. 18th

Dear Sir John Lubbock

I am much obliged for your note, which I will forward to Mr. Wedgwood. I will speak about the Cards of Admission.—2

I see it was an entire blunder of A. Woods about your wanting the Furniture.3

Pray believe me | Yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin


Dated on the basis that the letter refers to the auction of Sarah Elizabeth (Sarah) Wedgwood’s effects (see n. 2, below).
This is probably a reference to admission to the auction of Sarah Wedgwood’s house and its contents. The auction was to be held on 9 December (see letter to W. E. Darwin, 25 [November 1856]).
A. Wood was probably overseeing the sale of Sarah Wedgwood’s house and effects. CD’s Account book (Down House MS) records a payment of £4 to him, on behalf of Josiah Wedgwood III, on 20 November 1856.


Obliged for JWL’s note [missing]. Will forward it to Mr Wedgwood.

Remarks, "it was … blunder of A. Woods about your wanting the Furniture."

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
John William Lubbock, 3d baronet
Sent from
Source of text
The Royal Society (LUB: D24)
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1990,” accessed on 19 April 2024,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 6