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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]

Summary

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

To John Lubbock   3 May [1875]

Summary

Arrangements to meet a Duke [unidentified] at High Elms [Lubbock residence].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  3 May [1875]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 49644: 79–80)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9968

To John Lubbock   [8 August 1875 or earlier]

Summary

Discusses the time of the Duke’s arrival on Tuesday. [See 9968.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  [8 Aug 1875 or earlier]
Classmark:  Kenneth Hince Book Auctions (dealer) (8 November 1983)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9968A

To John Lubbock   [3 September 1862]

Summary

CD was in error about bees’ behaviour at clover.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  [3 Sept 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 55
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3705

To John Lubbock   2 September [1862]

Summary

Hive-bees and clover.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  2 Sept [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 263
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3708

To John Lubbock   5 September [1862]

Summary

Finds JL’s facts on the diving insect that remains four hours under water new and interesting [see "On two aquatic Hymenoptera", Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 24 (1864): 135–42].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  5 Sept [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 263
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3713

To John Lubbock   23 October [1862]

Summary

Would like JL to call.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  23 Oct [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 263
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3779

To John Lubbock   27 [October 1862]

Summary

Hopes to be well enough on Friday to see JL.

Several of the family have had influenza.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  27 [Oct 1862]
Classmark:  Smithsonian Libraries (Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology MSS 405 A. Gift of the Burndy Library)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3783

To John Lubbock   16 [December 1862]

Summary

H. W. Bates’s paper; CD will review it. ["Mimetic butterflies" (1863), Collected papers 2: 87–92.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  16 [Dec 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 263
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3864

To John Lubbock   4 January [1863]

Summary

Praises JL’s article ["North American archaeology", Nat. Hist. Rev. n.s. 3 (1863): 1–26]

and Hugh Falconer on the American fossil elephant [Nat. Hist. Rev. n.s. 3 (1863): 43–114].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  4 Jan [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 58
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3900
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