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From John Lubbock   29 January 1862

My dear Mr. Darwin

The Carpenters1 are not coming this Saturday, so if still quite convenient to you I should be very glad to spend the evening with you.2

I shall come down by the 3.30 train & drive straight over to down.

If however you do not feel so well, or for any reason would rather I came some other day you will I am sure not hesitate to say so.

Believe me | Yours affec | John Lubbock


Wednesday 29 Jan./62


The reference is to William Benjamin Carpenter and his wife Louisa (see letter from John Lubbock, 27 January 1862).
In the letter from Emma Darwin to William Erasmus Darwin, [3 February 1862] (DAR 219), Emma reported that Lubbock had visited them on 1 February.


Will visit CD on Saturday.

Letter details

Letter no.
John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Lamas, Chislehurst
Source of text
DAR 170.1: 27
Physical description
ALS 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3417,” accessed on 30 September 2022,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 10