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To John Lubbock   16 August [1876]1

Aug 16th

My dear Sir John—

Your speech appears to all of us quite excellent—admirable—& I am very glad indeed to have heard it read aloud.—2 I send the Todas, which please keep, as long as you like, but let me have back some time.3

yours &c | C. Darwin

Footnotes

The year is established by the reference to Lubbock’s speech (see n. 2, below).
Lubbock had given a speech to the House of Commons at the second reading of the Cruelty to Animals Bill on 9 August 1876 (Hansard parliamentary debates 3d ser. vol. 231 (1876), cols 886–931).
CD sent A phrenologist amongst the Todas, or, the study of a primitive tribe in South India (W. E. Marshall 1873); CD’s annotated copy is in the Darwin Library–CUL (see Marginalia 1: 566–7).

Bibliography

Hansard parliamentary debates: http://hansard.millbanksystems.com

Marginalia: Charles Darwin’s marginalia. Edited by Mario A. Di Gregorio with the assistance of Nicholas W. Gill. Vol. 1. New York and London: Garland Publishing. 1990.

Marshall, William Elliot. 1873. A phrenologist amongst the Todas, or, the study of a primitive tribe in South India: history, character, customs, religion, infanticide, polyandry, language. London: Longmans, Green, and Co.

Summary

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

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-10578
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Sent from
Down
Source of text
The British Library (Add MS 49644: 159)
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10578,” accessed on 22 September 2021, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-10578.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 24

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