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From John Lubbock   18 March [1871]

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Comments on Descent [2: 358–60] especially on CD’s view that behaviour of lower animals is evidence against JL’s interpretation [of aboriginal promiscuity]. View on communal marriage.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 89: 175–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7598

From John Lubbock   27 February 1874

Summary

The land CD wants to buy probably belongs to his marriage-settlement and would thus be difficult to sell.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Feb 1874
Classmark:  DAR 261.7: 8 (EH 88205933)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9318

From John Lubbock    2 April 1874

Summary

Is willing to sell the land CD wants for £300.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Apr 1874
Classmark:  DAR 198: 127
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9385F

From John Lubbock   5 April [1875]

Summary

Expresses concern about the "coolness" between CD and [G. S.] Ffinden in regard to the Infant School.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Apr [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 198: 128
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9914F

From John Lubbock   10 June 1858

Summary

Thanks for queen-bee larva and pupa.

Nervous system of Coccus.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 June 1858
Classmark:  DAR 170: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2284

From John Lubbock   [after 28 April 1860?]

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Gives CD references to papers on eyes of lower animals.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 28 Apr 1860?]
Classmark:  DAR 48: 68
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2394

From John Lubbock   8 February 1859

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Is sorry to hear of bad health of CD and his daughter.

Discusses, with an example, the difficulty of explaining structural differences between closely allied species.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Feb 1859
Classmark:  DAR 48: A67
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2409

From John Lubbock   15 March 1859

Summary

Embryology of Diptera. Development of insects; metamorphosis. JL feels all insects go through metamorphosis but that in some of them, part takes place before birth.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Mar 1859
Classmark:  DAR 170: 22
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2433

From John Lubbock   6 January 1862

Summary

Sends paper [on ancient Swiss lake-habitations, Nat. Hist. Rev. n.s. 2 (1862): 26–51] for CD’s opinion.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Jan 1862
Classmark:  DAR 170.1: 23
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3376

From John Lubbock   7 [February] 1862

Summary

Sir George Clerk to be new President of the Zoological Society.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 [Feb] 1862
Classmark:  DAR 170.1: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3378

From John Lubbock   27 January 1862

Summary

Grateful for CD’s approval of "Lake-habitations".

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Jan 1862
Classmark:  DAR 170.1: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3414

From John Lubbock   29 January 1862

Summary

Will visit CD on Saturday.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Jan 1862
Classmark:  DAR 170.1: 27
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3417

From John Lubbock   13 February 1862

Summary

Hopes CD will come to lunch on Saturday. The Busks and J. D. Hooker are with JL.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Feb 1862
Classmark:  DAR 170.1: 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3444

From John Lubbock   17 April 1862

Summary

JL is going on a geological excursion with Joseph Prestwich and John Evans.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Apr 1862
Classmark:  DAR 170.1: 29
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3510

From John Lubbock   15 May 1862

Summary

Thanks for Orchids.

"The big book [Variation] will no doubt go on again now."

JL is writing on Somme implements ["Evidence of antiquity of man", Nat. Hist. Rev. n.s. 2 (1862): 244–69].

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 May 1862
Classmark:  DAR 170.1: 30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3549

From John Lubbock   23 August 1862

Summary

JL’s Swiss tour with Tyndall and Huxley.

Lake-habitations.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Aug 1862
Classmark:  DAR 170: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3698

From John Lubbock   25 October 1862

Summary

CD’s health is bad.

Would like to visit CD on Friday.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Oct 1862
Classmark:  DAR 170: 32
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3781

From John Lubbock   30 October 1862

Summary

Hopes to visit tomorrow if CD is up to it.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Oct 1862
Classmark:  DAR 170: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3788

From John Lubbock   15 December 1862

Summary

Thinks Bates’s paper on mimetic butterflies ["Contributions to an insect fauna of the Amazon valley", Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 23 (1862): 495–566], is very good; would appreciate an article on it from CD ["On mimetic butterflies", Nat. Hist. Rev. (1863): 219–24; Collected papers 2: 87–92].

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Dec 1862
Classmark:  DAR 170: 34
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3862

From John Lubbock   18 December 1862

Summary

Thanks CD for agreeing to review Bates’s paper for Natural History Review.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Dec 1862
Classmark:  DAR 170: 35
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3867
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