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From John Lubbock and E. F. Lubbock   11 November [1868]1

High Elms, | Farnborough, | Kent.

11 Nov.

Dear Mr. Darwin

All right. I rather thought you would prefer voting later.2 We must not lose your vote.

Will Parslow3 kindly arrange who he will bring & let me know.

Everything looks well.

Yours very sincerely | John Lubbock

I’m afraid he is too sanguine—


C Darwin Esq


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from John Lubbock, 6 November [1868].
The postscript was written by Lubbock’s wife, Ellen Frances Lubbock.


Further arrangements for polling. Everything looks well. [Ellen Lubbock notes, "he is too sanguine – ".]

Letter details

Letter no.
John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury; Ellen Frances Hordern/Ellen Frances Lubbock
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
High Elms
Source of text
DAR 170: 67
Physical description
ALS 2pp †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6456,” accessed on 12 September 2023,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 16