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To John Lubbock   2 March 1882

Summary

Letter of introduction for Romilly Allen.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  2 Mar 1882
Classmark:  DAR 261.7: 12 (EH 88205937)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13713

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To John Lubbock   12 November [1881]

Summary

JL’s sentence about glaciation will do excellently. Is glad JL thought about dimorphism of butterflies.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  12 Nov [1881]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (11 July 2017)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11743F

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To John Lubbock   22 October 1879

Summary

Condolences on the death of JL’s wife.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  22 Oct 1879
Classmark:  DAR 263: 68 (EH 88206512)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12267

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To John Lubbock   16 April [1881?]

Summary

Suggests that the pappus of Compositae, when lying on ground, may absorb water which may function in seed germination.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  16 Apr [1881?]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 49645: 97-8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13119

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To John Lubbock   6 November 1881

Summary

Supports the statements on Henry Hicks in JL’s address.

Bonney is an "objector general".

CD has always supported A. C. Ramsay.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  6 Nov 1881
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 49645: 104–5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13463

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To John Lubbock   2 August 1881

Summary

Comments on MS of JL’s [1881] BAAS Presidential Address. Suggests that more attention be given to parthenogenesis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  2 Aug 1881
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 49645: 100–2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13269

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To John Lubbock   3 September [1881]

Summary

Discusses insect attraction to artificial flowers. CD’s experiments of 40 years ago failed, but Nägeli reported success by scenting them.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  3 Sept [1881]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 49644: 94–5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9622

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To John Lubbock   [13 September 1881 or later]

Summary

JL’s address [Presidential Address, 31 Aug 1881, Rep. BAAS (1881): 1–51] has made him think about important steps in advancing geology. Lists major advances in his lifetime.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  [13 September 1881 or later]
Classmark:  DAR 261.7: 11 (EH 88205936)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13308

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To John Lubbock   15 November 1866

Summary

Asks JL to look up a paper by Thomas Hincks on Polyzoa or Bryozoa [Q. J. Microsc. Sci. 2d ser. 1 (1861): 278–81].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  15 Nov 1866
Classmark:  DAR 261.7: 1 (EH 88205926)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5278

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  • Darwin, C. R. Lubbock, John …
  • r part. If there be no indices it will be hopeless; but if there be it will not, I trust, cause you much trouble— Yours very sincerely | C.  Darwin

To John Lubbock   6 June [1861]

Summary

Arrangements for a meeting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  6 June [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.7: 3 (EH 88205928)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3177

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  • Darwin, C. R. Lubbock, John …
  • r . A.  to say so; he will receive letter tomorrow morning. — Yours most sincerely | C.  Darwin

To John Lubbock   10 [September 1853]

Summary

Asks about source of paper on the metamorphosis of Pycnogonida for C. S. Bate.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  10 [Sept 1853]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.97)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1365

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  • Darwin, C. R. Lubbock, John …
  • … I hope you are prosperous. I am much knocked up with M r Sowerby. Ever your’s | C.  Darwin

To John Lubbock   10 August [1861]

Summary

With some hesitation CD’s solicitor advises acceptance of partnership offered to William.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  10 Aug [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 46 (EH 88206490)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3229

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To John Lubbock   [3 September 1862]

Summary

CD was in error about bees’ behaviour at clover.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  [3 Sept 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 55
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3705

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To John Lubbock   27 [October 1862]

Summary

Hopes to be well enough on Friday to see JL.

Several of the family have had influenza.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  27 [Oct 1862]
Classmark:  Smithsonian Libraries (Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology MSS 405 A. Gift of the Burndy Library)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3783

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To John Lubbock   16 [December 1862]

Summary

H. W. Bates’s paper; CD will review it. ["Mimetic butterflies" (1863), Collected papers 2: 87–92.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  16 [Dec 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 263
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3864

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To John Lubbock   3 April 1874

Summary

Thanks for JL’s willingness to sell land.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  3 Apr 1874
Classmark:  DAR 261.7: 9 (EH 88205934)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9386

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To John Lubbock   [2 August 1861]

Summary

Asks JL’s advice about details of William’s proposed banking partnership. CD’s solicitor is suspicious of Atherley’s long-term intentions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  [2 Aug 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 50 (EH 88206494)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3225

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  • Darwin, C. R. Lubbock, John …
  • C.  Darwin Pray, I beg you, not trouble yourself to write to me, I shall hear from M r

To John Lubbock   20 July [1860]

Summary

Is puzzled what to think about the [Natural History] Review. Doubts that it is wise that JL and Huxley should give up time to it: "if it would stop your doing original work you ought not, even pro bono publico, undertake the new work".

Reports on Henrietta’s health.

The Quarterly Review [108 (1860): 255–64] quizzes CD "capitally" and he read it with thorough enjoyment.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  20 July [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 40a (EH 88206447)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2874

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  • Darwin, C. R. Lubbock, John …
  • … Yours affect ly | C.  Darwin Have you seen Quarterly R. ? Very clever & amusing, & quizzes …

To John Lubbock   14 [July 1855]

Summary

CD has more specimens of Helix pomatia.

Thanks for Lepidoptera book.

Invites JL to dinner.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  14 [July 1855]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.621)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1831

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  • Darwin, C. R. Lubbock, John …
  • … Yours most truly | C.  Darwin P.S. | I forget whether you know M r . Leonard Horner. He …

To John Lubbock   16 August [1876]

Summary

Glad to have heard JL’s admirable speech read aloud.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  16 Aug [1876]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 49644: 159)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10578

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