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Darwin Correspondence Project

From John Lubbock to Emma Darwin   24 October 1863

15, Lombard Street. E.C.

24 Oct. 1863

My dear Mrs. Darwin

I am indeed grieved to hear so bad an account of Mr. Darwins health, but hope that he may possibly be better now that he has returned home.1

Your kind note reached me just as I was starting for a short visit to the Valley of the Somme.2

The article in the Record, was the one I wanted;3 it shall be returned to you ere long.

Please give my kindest regards to Mr. Darwin & believe me | Yours very sincerely John Lubbock


The letter from Emma Darwin to Lubbock has not been found. According to Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), CD returned to Down from Malvern Wells, Worcestershire, via London, on 14 October 1863.


Sorry to hear of CD’s poor health.

Letter details

Letter no.
John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin
Sent from
London, Lombard St, 15
Source of text
DAR 170: 42
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4322,” accessed on 4 December 2020,

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