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To John Lubbock   [8 June 1861]1

Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.

Saturday Night

My dear Lubbock

I fear that you will think me utterly unreasonable if I was to ask you to call here either before or after church & stay lunch if so inclined. I know that you cannot do more, or say more than you have done; but you cannot imagine what a relief it would be to me to have one more final talk with you over this business; for I know no one else in whose judgment on such matters I have confidence.—

I know I am utterly unreasonable to ask you to call; but I fear I shall be a good deal knocked up tomorrow.—

Good Heavens what a whirlwind of business your office appeared.2 Pray forgive me & have charity, & a real charity it will be.—

Sir John Lubbock put the whole case with admirable clearness & helped me beyond measure.3 If it were not for looking to future, I would close at once; but I cannot feel easy at future.—

Your most sincerely | C. Darwin

Footnotes

Dated on the assumption that the letter was written in the evening following the meeting on Saturday, 8 June 1861, at Robarts, Lubbock & Co. (see the letter to W. E. Darwin, 6 [June 1861] and the letter to John Lubbock, 6 June [1861]). The eighth of June fell on a Saturday in 1861.
Lubbock’s father, John William Lubbock, was a partner in Robarts, Lubbock & Co. (Banking almanac 1861).

Bibliography

Banking almanac: The banking almanac, directory, yearbook and diary. London: Richard Groombridge; Waterlow & Sons. 1845–1919.

Summary

Asks to meet JL for a final talk about the banking partnership for William Darwin.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-3179
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Sent from
Down
Source of text
DAR 261.7: 2 (EH 88205927)
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3179,” accessed on 23 September 2020, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-3179.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 9

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