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From John Lubbock   30 October 1862


30 Oct 1862

My dear Mr. Darwin

I am looking forward with real pleasure to the prospect of a talk with you.1

If however you do not feel up to it, please send me word to the Bickley Station & not to Chiselhurst as I shall not go home.2

Hoping to see you so soon I will only add that I am always

Your affectn— | John Lubbock


Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242) records that John Lubbock dined at Down House on Friday 31 October 1862.
Lubbock worked in London and lived in Chislehurst, Kent. Bickley railway station, situated between Chislehurst and Bromley, was probably the one used by Lubbock in travelling to and from work (Post Office directory of the six home counties 1862).


Post Office directory of the six home counties: Post Office directory of the six home counties, viz., Essex, Herts, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey and Sussex. London: W. Kelly & Co. 1845–78.


Hopes to visit tomorrow if CD is up to it.

Letter details

Letter no.
John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 170: 33
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3788,” accessed on 27 September 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 10