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From John Lubbock   19 June [1868]1

15, Lombard Street. E.C.

19 June

My dear Mr. Darwin

I am happy to say that no payment of interest on account of Down School appears to have been made this year.2

I send you a cheque for the Balance & am glad to hear that you have got the matter in hand.3

Next Sunday we shall be away, but if you could come the Sunday after we should be delighted.

I have been hard worked lately with my Royal Institution lectures, but they end on Saturday.4

Believe me, dear Mr Darwin, | Yours most sincerely | John Lubbock


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to John Lubbock, 15 June [1868].
In CD’s Account books–banking account (Down House MS), there is an entry for £11 2s. 2d. in the receipts column, dated 20 June 1868, and headed, ‘J. Lubbock for National Down School’.
Lubbock gave four lectures, ‘On savages’, on Thursdays and Saturdays between 4 and 13 June 1868 (Proceedings of the Royal Institution of Great Britain 5 (1866–9): 198.


JL’s Royal Institution lectures.

Letter details

Letter no.
John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Lombard St, 15
Source of text
DAR 170: 64
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6252,” accessed on 28 September 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 16