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From John Lubbock   18 December 1862

15, Lombard Street. E.C.

18 Dec 62

Dear Mr. Darwin

Hurrah, you are a brick & I shall read your article with the greatest interest.1

My lecture is to be on the “Pfahlbauten”.2

Yrs. affec | John Lubbock

C Darwin Esqr


Lubbock refers to his lecture at the Royal Institution of Great Britain on the ancient lake-habitations of Switzerland (Lubbock 1863c): the dwellings (‘Pfahlbauten’) were built on stilts or piles (‘Pfahl’).


Thanks CD for agreeing to review Bates’s paper for Natural History Review.

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: 35
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3867,” accessed on 29 January 2023,

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