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From John Lubbock   12 June [1865]1


June 12

My dear Mr. Darwin

Many thanks for your very kind letter.2 I am delighted with your praise, & am especially glad that you like the last Chapter about which I was a little afraid.3 The Morning Advertiser devoted a leading article the other morning to abusing me for writing the book & the Times for reviewing it favourably.4

You do not mention how you are. I hope the ice Continues to do you good.5

Ever dear Mr Darwin | Yours affec | John Lubbock

C Darwin Esq


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to John Lubbock, 11 June [1865].
Lubbock refers to chapter 14 (pp. 473–92) of Lubbock 1865 (see letter to John Lubbock, 11 June [1865] and n. 4).
The review in The Times appeared on 6 June 1865, p. 9. The reference to the ‘Morning Advertiser’ has not been identified.
CD had been undertaking an ice treatment for his illness under the direction of John Chapman; see letter to John Chapman, 7 June 1865 and n. 1.


Delighted at CD’s praise of his book [Prehistoric times (1865)].

Letter details

Letter no.
John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Charles Robert Darwin
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Source of text
DAR 170: 45
Physical description
ALS 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4860,” accessed on 17 May 2022,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 13