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From George Stewardson Brady   19 March 1865

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CD’s statement in Origin that clover is utterly dependent on humble-bee for fertilisation has been questioned by his friend’s evidence of visits by other insects. Asks CD’s opinion.

Author:  George Stewardson Brady
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Mar 1865
Classmark:  DAR 160: 276
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4790

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  • … 27 July [1860] , and Correspondence vol.  10, letters to John Lubbock , 2 September [1862] …

To John Lubbock   8 March [1859]

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Wants examples of insects (especially Diptera) in which embryo resembles adult, to show that the metamorphic stages may be lost.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  8 Mar [1859]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 29 (EH 88206478)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2426

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  • … manual, and directory 1859 and 1860. John William Lubbock , John Lubbock’s father was …
  • John Lubbock , 16 [March 1859] and 21 [March 1859] . Ellen Frances Lubbock . The Mid-Kent Railway Company had financed a short railway extension from Beckenham to Lewisham, along what was known as the Farnborough extension. The line had opened for business in 1857, but Farnborough never became a station on it. In 1859, there was a movement to finance a further extension from the Crystal Palace station, near Penge, to Norwood, which may have included Farnborough. The line was not constructed due to financial disagreement with the Brighton Railway Company in 1860. …

To Andrew Murray   28 April [1860]

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Has read MS of AM’s review [of Origin, read at Edinburgh Royal Society, 20 Feb 1860]; has no complaints. Has never heard of a hostile reviewer’s doing so kind and generous an action [as sending his MS for CD’s criticism?]. Sends some remarks on details.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Andrew Dickson (Andrew) Murray
Date:  28 Apr [1860]
Classmark:  Dartmouth College Library (MSS 000566), and R. D. Pyrah (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2772

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  • … 1856) . See also letter from John Lubbock, [after 28 April 1860] . Murray had published a …

From John Lubbock   22 and 26 March 1865

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JL’s MS at printer’s [Prehistoric times (1865)].

Apologises for failure to post letter.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 and 26 Mar 1865
Classmark:  DAR 170: 50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4791

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  • John William Lubbock died on 20 June 1865, having suffered from ‘gout and general debility’ since 1860 ( …

To Charles Lyell   8 [May 1860]

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Did not know about separation between Silurian and Cambrian.

Cannot attend Geological Society meeting.

Etty [Henrietta Darwin] ill.

Sedgwick in his attack at Cambridge Philosophical Society states "there must be [on CD’s theory] large genera not varying".

Discusses migration of plants and animals from Old World to New.

Views of Asa Gray on Aster.

Mentions flora of coal period.

Has been elected to Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  8 [May 1860]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.211)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2788

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  • John Lubbock was also deeply interested in the topic. An entry in Emma Darwin’s diary on 7 May 1860  …

To W. E. Darwin   [25 May 1861]

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Has heard, through Lubbock, of a gentleman who is offering a partnership in a bank.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [25 May 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 64
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3157

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  • … W.  E.  Darwin, [4 March 1860] ). See letter to John Lubbock, [25 May 1861] and letter to …
  • John Lubbock in May and June of 1861. All pertain to negotiations carried out in connection with William’s appointment as partner in a Southampton bank. Postmarks on envelopes that contained three of the letters, preserved in DAR 210.6, confirm the dating. Lubbock’s ‘friend’ was George Atherley , partner in the Southampton and Hampshire Bank, Southampton, for which Lubbock’s bank, Robarts, Lubbock & Co . , were the London agents ( Banking almanac 1861). Prior to 1860, …

Lubbock, John. 1862e. On the geologico-archæological discoveries in Denmark, Switzerland, and France. [Read 19 February 1862.] Report of the Proceedings of the Geological and Polytechnic Society of the West Riding of Yorkshire 4 (1860-2): 238–73.

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  • Lubbock, John. 1862e. On the geologico-archæological discoveries in Denmark, Switzerland, and France. [Read 19 February 1862. ] Report of the Proceedings of the Geological and Polytechnic Society of the West Riding of Yorkshire 4 (1860- …

From Robert Patterson   18 October 1860

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Sends an account of the destruction of wild rabbits by rats introduced from a wrecked ship.

Author:  Robert Patterson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Oct 1860
Classmark:  DAR 46.1: 89–90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2954

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  • 1860. Afterwards he remained one of a team of editors that included Thomas Henry Huxley and John Lubbock . …

To J. B. Innes   1 September [1863]

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Family and local news, and memories of old times.

CD’s youngest son, Horace, is too delicate to go to school.

CD has had a bad summer, is still ill, can do very little work – "Botany … is all that I am good for".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  1 Sept [1863]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4287

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  • 1860] , and Correspondence vol.  9, letter to John Innes, 19 December [1861] ). John Lubbock

To J. D. Hooker   17 April [1865]

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On Lubbock’s plans.

Visited by Antoine Auguste Laugel.

Guessed right on Bentham’s "Planchon".

Much struck by Thomson’s article on nomenclature [see 4812]; importance of this subject.

Sorry best scientists read so little; few read any long papers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  17 Apr [1865]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 265
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4814

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  • John Lubbock, 22 and 26 March 1865  and n.  3). The reference is to Auguste Laugel . In 1860, …
  • John Lubbock, Lord Avebury. 2 vols. London: Macmillan. Jordan, Alexis. 1864. Diagnoses d’espèces nouvelles ou méconnues, pour servir de matériaux à une flore réformée de la France, et des contrées voisines. Paris: F. Savy. Laugel, Antoine Auguste. 1860. …

To Charles Lyell   17 March [1863]

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His better opinion [of work of Boucher de Perthes].

Explains his position on CL’s treatment of species.

Mentions positive response to his ideas on the part of a German professor [Ernst Haeckel], Alphonse de Candolle, and a botanical palaeontologist [Gaston de Saporta].

Notes negative reaction of entomologists.

Mentions Falconer’s objections [to Antiquity].

Mentions work of Hooker.

Comments on paper by Owen ["On the aye-aye", Rep. BAAS 32 (1862) pt 2: 114–16]

and CD’s review of Bates’s paper [Collected papers 2: 87–92].

Thinks Natural History Review is excellent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  17 Mar [1863]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.291)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4047

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  • … W.  Bates, 22 November [1860] ). CD refers to John Lubbock’s paper reviewing the recent …

To Athenæum   18 April [1863]

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Attacks the doctrine of "heterogeny" (spontaneous generation during each geological period) as completely lacking in evidence.

Defends natural selection as connecting large classes of facts in natural history. That certain forms have not changed since remote epochs is not an objection of any force.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Athenæum
Date:  18 Apr [1863]
Classmark:  Athenæum, 25 April 1863, pp. 554–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4108

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  • … Origin (Bronn trans.  1860). Appendix VII.  See letter from John Lubbock, 7 April 1863   …

To William Erasmus Darwin   [4 March 1860]

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Discusses the direction of WED’s studies.

Tells of the response to the Origin and the impact that it has made in England and abroad.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [4 Mar 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 55
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2675

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  • John Lubbock’s wife, Ellen Frances Lubbock , and to Lubbock’s brother Montagu, who was 18 years old. Emma Darwin’s diary records that she went to London on 24 February  1860. …
  • John Lubbock, 17 December [1859] ). William served in the University Volunteers and was also an officer in the Down Corps ( F.  Darwin 1914 , p.  20). On 29 January 1860, …

From T. H. Huxley   20 January 1862

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The Witness attacks THH’s lecture.

Assures CD he spoke more favourably of his doctrines than the reports show.

Agrees with CD’s arguments on sterility of hybrids and predicts physiological experiments will produce physiological species sterile inter se. Has come even closer to CD’s view especially since Primula paper. Will soon be more Darwinian than CD.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Jan 1862
Classmark:  DAR 166.2: 291
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3396

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  • 1860 meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science at Oxford, had been vigorously answered by Huxley, Joseph Dalton Hooker , and John Lubbock ( …

From Thomas Henry Huxley   16 January 1864

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Asks CD to sign certificate nominating Flower for Royal Society.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Jan 1864
Classmark:  DAR 166: 300
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4388

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  • 1860 meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science at Oxford, had been vigorously answered by Huxley, Joseph Dalton Hooker , and John Lubbock ( …

From J. B. Innes   13 June 1868

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Writes about difficulties in which S. J. O. Horsman, curate at Down, has involved himself and others. Horsman has said he would resign. JBI offers to give up his interests in the living at Down.

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 June 1868
Classmark:  DAR 167: 16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6241

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  • John Lubbock . Innes had bought the advowson of Down (that is, the right to appoint the clergyman) in about 1860 ( …

From John Lubbock to Emma Darwin   6 November 1863

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Returns a borrowed extract from the [Zoological?] Record.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  6 Nov 1863
Classmark:  DAR 170: 43
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4331

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  • Lubbock & Co . , of which Lubbock was a partner. Lubbock refers to the review of Origin in the Record of 12 December 1860, p.  4, which he had borrowed from CD (see letter from John

To W. E. Darwin   [26 May 1861]

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Discusses the opportunity for WED to become a partner in a bank.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [26 May 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 65
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3160

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  • John Lubbock, [25 May 1861] . The Banking Act of 1826 provided for the establishment of joint-stock banks other than the Bank of England, with the proviso that they be located outside of a 65-mile radius of London. This restriction was relaxed in 1833 ( EB ). In 1860, …

To T. H. Huxley   10 November [1860]

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On the prospectus of Natural History Review. Suggests it might offer information on whether subjects that correspondents may wish to investigate have been done already.

Henrietta still very seriously ill.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  10 Nov [1860]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 143)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2979

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  • John Lubbock , Robert M’Donnell, Daniel Oliver , Philip Lutley Sclater , Charles Wyville Thomson , and Edward Perceval Wright . CD’s copies of the Natural History Review (1861–5) are in the Darwin Library–CUL. Huxley’s oldest son had died in September (see letter to T.  H. Huxley, 18 September [1860] ). …

To Charles Lyell   2 September [1859]

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CL’s research on flint tools.

Promises to send proof-sheets of Origin. Discusses his view of species.

Ill health of himself and his family.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  2 Sept [1859]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.167)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2486

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  • Lubbock, 19 [July 1855] ). Greenstreet Green (or Grinstead Green) is a village close to Farnborough, Kent. See letter to John Murray, 2 September [1859] . The diagram, which illustrates the divergence of animals and plants through the action of natural selection, is in Origin , between pp.   116 and 117. CD refers to the letter from Alfred Russel Wallace that accompanied Wallace’s manuscript on geographical distribution ( Wallace 1860 ). …
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