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Darwin Correspondence Project

To John Lubbock   3 April 1874

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

April 3rd 1874.

My dear Lubbock,

I am much obliged to you for being willing to let me have the little piece of land.1

I will write by today’s post to my Solicitor, Mr Hacon of 18 Fenchurch Street,2 and ask him to call on Mr. Denby3 to arrange about the affair; and I hope that you will thus be caused no more trouble.

Yours sincerely & obliged | Ch. Darwin


CD’s letter to William Mackmurdo Hacon has not been found.
Thomas William Denby was Lubbock’s solicitor (see letter from John Lubbock, 27 February 1874).


Thanks for JL’s willingness to sell land.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 261.7: 9 (EH 88205934)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9386,” accessed on 24 February 2020,

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