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From John Lubbock   20 February 1863

15, Lombard Street. E.C.

20 Feb/63

My dear Mr. Darwin

I could not answer your kind note at once, my plans being very undecided.1

If however it would suit you I should much like to dine with you on Sunday.2

Will you kindly send me a line to Chiselhurst.3

Yours affec— | John Lubbock

C Darwin Esq


The letter to Lubbock has not been found.
Emma Darwin recorded in her diary (DAR 242) that John Lubbock dined at Down House on Sunday 22 February 1863.
Lubbock resided in Chislehurst, Kent, a village about five miles north of Down.


Dining arrangements.

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: 36
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4002,” accessed on 8 December 2022,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 11