RECORD: Lubbock, John. 1882.04.22. Letter to Francis Darwin. CUL-DAR215.8c. Edited by John van Wyhe (Darwin Online,

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Christine Chua and edited by John van Wyhe 11.2021. RN1

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22 April 1882

My dear Frank

I am very much obliged for your letter, as you will no doubt have had mine. I hope your poor mother is well as can be expected.

Last night in the House of Commons there


was a strong feeling that your father ought to be buried in Westminster Abbey, when I believe there is no greater or better man.

I am now sending a suggestion to that effect to the Dean. It is very influentially signed, as if there had been time many other signatures would have been added.

I am dear Frank

Yours most sincerely

John Lubbock

F Darwin Esq

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