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From W. E. Darwin   9 January 1879

Summary

Sends figures on increase in value of North Western Railway stocks. Says consol stock considered much more secure for bankers. Does not think his own bank is in danger of a run. Is glad to see the Emperor of Prussia has confirmed CD’s appointment to Academy. Is snowing at Bassett.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Jan 1879
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 70)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11823F

From W. E. Darwin   25 February [1879]

Summary

Thanks CD profusely for the circular which detailed his and Emma Darwin’s plans to increase their children’s income. Thinks a few hundred really makes the difference for feeling really rich, especially as he now knows how important it is for bankers to have available personal savings.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Feb [1879]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 71)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11896F

From W. E. Darwin   29 April [1879]

Summary

There is a hyacinth growing upside down in Hankinson’s garden. Sends picture of it. Leslie Stephen knows of no worthwhile sources of information on Dr Erasmus Darwin.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Apr [1879]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 73); DAR 177: 254
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12017F

From W. E. Darwin   [9 November 1879]

Summary

Sends CD petition from Olmstead and asks him to forward it around to get good signatures.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [9 Nov 1879]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 74), Gardner 1880, pp. 31–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12301F

From W. E. Darwin   [8 December 1879]

Summary

Returns Guthrie. Comments at length on Guthrie’s critique of Spencer.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [8 Dec 1879]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 72)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12346F
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