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From John Lubbock   4 August 1866

4 Aug/66

Dear Mr. Darwin

I am delighted at the prospect of your coming to lunch & fully expect to see you out with our beagles before the season is over.1

We will let you know next time I have a holiday.

I am very glad you liked my address.2

I send you back your Primula paper, & would have done so before, but I thought you said I might keep it.3

Believe me always | Yours most sincerely | John Lubbock


‘Dimorphic condition in Primula’: On the two forms, or dimorphic condition, in the species of Primula, and on their remarkable sexual relations. By Charles Darwin. [Read 21 November 1861.] Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society (Botany) 6 (1862): 77–96. [Collected papers 2: 45–63.]


Returns Primula paper [Collected papers 2: 45–63].

Letter details

Letter no.
John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Charles Robert Darwin
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DAR 170: 53
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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5179,” accessed on 28 November 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 14