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From John Lubbock   16 July [1870]1

16 July

My dear Mr. Darwin

The Census Bill is down on the paper for tomorrow & I have mislaid your note.2

Would you give me again the exact words in which you think the question had better be put.

I am, dear Mr Darwin, | Yours most sincerely | John Lubbock


The year is established by the reference to the Census Bill (see n. 2, below).
The second reading of the bill was on 22 July 1870. See letter from William Farr, 16 July 1870 and n. 2. July 16 1870 was a Saturday; Parliament did not sit at weekends.


The Census Bill is down on the paper for tomorrow; will CD restate how he wants to put the question [on cousin marriages]?

Letter details

Letter no.
John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Charles Robert Darwin
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Source of text
DAR 170: 76
Physical description
ALS 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7277,” accessed on 15 April 2024,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 18