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To John Lubbock   26 March [1867]

Summary

Close inbreeding and factors acting against it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  26 Mar [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 65 (EH 88206509)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5463

To John Lubbock   15 February [1868]

Summary

Returns Anthropological Review.

Asks to borrow Desmarest on Crustacea [Considérations générales sur la classe des crustacés (1825)].

Has been reading JL’s address to the Entomological Society [Trans. R. Entomol. Soc. Lond. 3d. ser. 5 (1865–7): cxiii–cxxxi].

Would like to hear JL’s conclusion for or against Pangenesis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  15 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  Hutchinson 1914, 1: 48
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5881

To John Lubbock   15 June [1868]

Summary

Has been looking at the school accounts. Has any interest been paid to S. J. O’H. Horsman this year? CD will keep accounts temporarily; he has not yet received from Horsman the balance in hand from last year.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  15 June [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 146: 120
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6245

To John Lubbock   [before 13 February 1869]

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Summary

Asks whether JL would be prepared to sign a petition on behalf of Miss Eliza Meteyard who is seeking a civil list pension.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  [before 13 Feb 1869]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6612

To John Lubbock   3 August 1869

Summary

Sexual differences in Labidocera darwinii, in Entomostraca, and Myriapoda.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  3 Aug 1869
Classmark:  DAR 263: 66 (EH 88206510)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6851

To John Lubbock   [1871 or later]

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Summary

All the inhabitants of Down hope JL will endeavour to induce the Post Office to improve the telegraph service.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  [1871 or later]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 89
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7057

To John Lubbock   26 February [1870]

Summary

Congratulations [on election to Parliament]; hopes science will not suffer because of politics.

Previously wrote inquiring about savages and suicide, but JL need not hurry to answer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  26 Feb [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 261.7:5 (EH 88205930)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7117

To John Lubbock   17 July 1870

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Summary

CD would like questions on consanguineous marriages inserted in the Census to ascertain effects, if any, on fertility.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  17 July 1870
Classmark:  DAR 261.7: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7281

To John Lubbock   21 July [1870]

Summary

Thanks JL for his book [Origin of civilization (1870)], which he has read with "extreme interest". Wishes JL had published four or five months earlier as CD would have "so profited & saved so much work". CD will have to modify some of what he has written [in Descent]. Sees they differ a good deal about moral sense "but hardly two men ever do agree on this perplexing subject".

JL’s note of the 16th [see 7277] about the Census arrived too late for CD to answer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  21 July [1870]
Classmark:  Dr N. Hammond (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7286

To John Lubbock   12 August [1871]

Summary

CD’s comments on proofs of JL’s book [Monograph of the Collembola and Thysanura (1873)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  12 Aug [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 67 (EH 88206511)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7904

To John Lubbock   17 November 1871

Summary

Praises and comments on JL’s essay on insects ["Origin of insects", J. Linn. Soc. Lond. 11 (1873): 422–5].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  17 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 261.7: 7 (EH 88205932)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8072

To John Lubbock   [after 21 March 1872]

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Discusses problems of obtaining money for the alteration of Down church.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  [after 21 Mar 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 137–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8128

To John Lubbock   8 April [1874]

Summary

Encloses a statement and circular he has been asked to send to JL.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  8 Apr [1874]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8283

To John Lubbock   23 February 1874

Summary

CD wishes to acquire a piece of JL’s land.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  23 Feb 1874
Classmark:  DAR 261.7: 8 (EH 88205933)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9310

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

To John Lubbock   [before 17 September 1874]

Summary

Sends MS intended some day for the Viola tricolor section of Cross and self-fertilisation [pp. 123–8] to be used by JL in his British wild flowers (1875).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  [before 17 Sept 1874]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 49645:107)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9618

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

To John Lubbock   26 September [1874]

Summary

JL’s two articles in Nature ["Common wild flowers", 10 (1874): 402–6, 422–6].

Cautions against C. K. Sprengel’s notion of bees’ being deceived by nectarless nectary.

Colour of calyces.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  26 Sept [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 261.7: 10 (EH 88205935)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9659

To John Lubbock   15 December [1874]

Summary

Asks JL to send ten shillings for the Down Friendly Club.

Has just read JL’s paper on bees and wasps [J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Zool.) 12 (1876): 110–39]. Is astonished by their stupidity. The experiments on colour are especially good. Suggests JL examine their retinas; sends enclosure [missing] on eyes of reptiles and birds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  15 Dec [1874]
Classmark:  University of Liverpool Library (Rathbone XXI.12.3: 4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9760

To John Lubbock   8 April 1875

Summary

Writes regarding local difficulties concerning Down School and the setting up of a reading-room; his strained relationship with G. S. ffinden following some misunderstanding.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  8 Apr 1875
Classmark:  DAR 146: 129
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9920
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