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To John Lubbock   [6 February 1859]

Summary

JL’s brother’s accident.

Thinks JL should tackle systematics of anomalous insects from studies of internal organs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  [6 Feb 1859]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 26 (EH 88206475)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2408

To John Lubbock   9 February [1859]

Summary

CD sees JL’s cases of same organs varying greatly in allied forms as a serious difficulty in regard to his own ideas.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  9 Feb [1859]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 27 (EH 88206476)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2411

To John Lubbock   21 [March 1859]

Summary

Development of aphids; apparent absence of vermiform stage.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  21 [Mar 1859]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 30 (EH 88206479)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2419

To John Lubbock   8 March [1859]

Summary

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

To John Lubbock   16 [March 1859]

Summary

Wants JL’s opinion on paper by L. J. M. Dufour ["Études anatomiques sur les insectes diptères de la famille des pupipares", C. R. Hebd. Acad. Sci. 19 (1844): 1345–55].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  16 [Mar 1859]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 28 (EH 88206477)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2434

To John Lubbock   [19 November 1859]

Summary

Has told John Murray to send copy of the Origin. There are "many valid and weighty arguments against my notions".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  [19 Nov 1859]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 16 (EH 88206465)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2527

To John Lubbock   [22 November 1859]

Summary

CD’s former admiration for Paley’s Natural theology [1802].

Cares not for reviews [of Origin] but for opinions of men like Lubbock, Huxley, Hooker, Lyell.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  [22 Nov 1859]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 17 (EH 88206466)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2532

To John Lubbock   14 December [1859]

Summary

Is preparing a reprint of Origin. Asks JL’s opinion on the book’s merits; values his judgment.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  14 Dec [1859]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 15 (EH 88206464)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2584

To John Lubbock   17 December [1859]

Summary

Local affairs and finances.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  17 Dec [1859]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 31 (EH 88206480)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2586
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