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To John Lubbock   8 April [1874]1

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Ap. 8th

Dear Lubbock

Lady Lubbock2 has been so good as to return to me the enclosed & has given me your address. I have been asked to send it to you. As you perhaps will not have a large envelope with you, I enclose one addressed, & I shd be obliged if you will post the statement & my circular.3

Yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin


The year is established by the reference to the statement and circular (see n. 3, below).
See circular to various scientific men, [7 April 1874], and letter from Michael Foster, 7 April [1874]. The statement has not been found; CD evidently sent the circular, together with Foster’s statement of appeal for the Zoological Station at Naples, to Lubbock’s home address. Lubbock’s journal records on 8 April 1874: ‘Took Harriet & the children for a few days to Alum Bay. Nelly would not come’ (British Library, Add Ms 62680: supplementary Avebury papers).


Encloses a statement and circular he has been asked to send to JL.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Sent from
Source of text
Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8283,” accessed on 22 June 2024,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 22