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From W. E. Darwin   1 January [1881]

Summary

Discusses possible investments.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Jan 1881
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 75)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12392G

From W. E. Darwin   6 January 1881

Summary

Passes on legal advice.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Jan 1881
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 85)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12980F

From W. E. Darwin   13 January [1881]

Summary

He is buying a portable fire engine, and suggests one is purchased for Down. Wishes to join the Geological Society of London. Is eager to hear Leslie Stephen’s opinion.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Jan [1881]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 86)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13010F

From W. E. Darwin   [16 January 1881]

Summary

Thanks CD for writing for papers to enter Geological Society. Will return Leslie Stephen’s letter. Has had a severe frost. Emma’s puppy died.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [16 Jan 1881]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 100)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13023F

From W. E. Darwin   30 January [1881]

Summary

Discusses his election to the Geological Society, worm researches, GHD’s travels, investments,G J Romanes on Samuel Butler, the snow, politics.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Jan [1881]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 87)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13033F

From W. E. Darwin   3 February [1881]

Summary

Worm observations.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Feb [1881]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 88)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13035F

From W. E. Darwin   4 February 1881

Summary

Discusses possible investments.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Feb 1881
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 89)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13035G

From W. E. Darwin   6 February 1881

Summary

Reports his observations on numbers of Rhododendron leaves found buried [by earthworms].

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Feb 1881
Classmark:  DAR 162: 112/1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13039

From W. E. Darwin   16 February 1881

Summary

Brokers have purchased Leeds Corporation Stock.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Feb 1881
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 90)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13054F

From W. E. Darwin   18 February 1881

Summary

Discusses the possible rebuilding of a pair of cottages on CD’s farm at Beesby, Lincolnshire.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Feb 1881
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 91)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13055F

From W. E. Darwin   [13 March 1881]

Summary

Cannot write so is using Lily as secretary. Proud to be member of Geological Society. Sends observations of rhododendron leaves. Could not find piece of ploughed land. Has proved Josiah Wedgwood III’s death in North Eastern Railway Company. Taking care because head hurts.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [13 Mar 1881]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 101)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13141F

From W. E. Darwin   [24 April 1881]

Summary

Sends observations of wormcasts at Malvern. Describes stay at Abinger.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Apr 1881
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 102)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13141G

From W. E. Darwin   7 May 1881

Summary

Discusses possible investments.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 May 1881
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 92)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13148F

From W. E. Darwin   23 May 1881

Summary

Discusses possible investments.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 May 1881
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 93)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13170G

From W. E. Darwin   [7 October 1881]

Summary

Asks for two property valuations. Is afraid he has made a mistake in CD’s property settlements.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [7 Oct 1881]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 104)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13325F

From W. E. Darwin   [13 October 1881]

Summary

Discusses division of Trust. Is concerned Bessy’s portion will be smaller than Henrietta's. Had a pleasant visit in Cambridge. There is a clerical error in the division of CD’s property.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [13 Oct 1881]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 103)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13340G

From W. E. Darwin   20 October [1881]

Summary

Thanks for Worms.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Oct [1881]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 94)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13416F

From W. E. Darwin   1 November 1881

Summary

Requests a list of CD’s trust securities; he and Sara have finished Worms; asks what he should do with dividend warrant.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Nov 1881
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 95)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13445F

From W. E. Darwin   21 November 1881

Summary

Financial matters; executing EAD’s will; pleased to hear news about Prof. Challis.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Nov 1881
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 96)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13497F

From W. E. Darwin   9 December 1881

Summary

Financial paperwork; pleased at news of Horace and Ida Darwin’s baby, Erasmus.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Dec 1881
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 98)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13541F
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