Thought for the Day
“A kind word will give more pleasure
than a present.”
~ John Lubbock
*John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
Born: 30 April 1834
Died: 28 May 1913
Known as Sir John Lubbock, 4th Bt from 1865 until 1900, was an English banker, biologist, archaeologist and Liberal politician.
Lubbock was the son of Sir John Lubbock, 3rd Baronet, and was brought up in the family home of High Elms, near Downe. In 1842 his father brought home a “great piece of news”, that Charles Darwin was moving to Down House in the village, he was soon a frequent visitor to Down House, and became the closest of Darwin’s younger friends.