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From W. E. Darwin   11 October [1862]

Summary

Sends comments on Lythrum.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Oct [1862]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3756F

From W. E. Darwin   21 October [1862]

Summary

Effect on seed production of differences in distance between Lythrum plants.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Oct [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 162.1: 93
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3777

From W. E. Darwin   23 October [1862]

Summary

Sends observations on Lythrum. Reports bad health of Maud Atherley.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Oct [1862]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3777F

From W. E. Darwin   28 October 1862

Summary

Distances between Lythrum plants.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Oct 1862
Classmark:  DAR 162.1: 94
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3786

From W. E. Darwin   [5 October 1862]

Summary

Has found Lythrum, and sends some. Wants to know what CD thinks of frog discussion between Sandars and James. Asks CD to send objects for microscope demonstration. Means to go see the London Exhibition again. Has finished reading Orley Farm and returns it.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [5 Oct 1862]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3789F

From W. E. Darwin   [28 June 1863?]

Summary

Sends description of Chrysosplene, asks about glands.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [28 June 1863?]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3894F

From W. E. Darwin   12 March [1863]

Summary

Discusses partnership in bank and whether Atherley would like to retire.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Mar [1863]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 14)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4035F

From W. E. Darwin   22 April [1863]

Summary

Sent off Corydalis. Observations on Corydalis pistils.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Apr [1863]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 12)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4120F

From W. E. Darwin   1 May [1863]

Summary

Discusses dimorphism in linum and primula. Describes death of Mrs. Ashworth.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 May [1863]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 15)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4135F

From W. E. Darwin   4 May [1863]

Summary

Sends observations on [Anchusa] plants from Isle of Wight.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 May [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 110: 62
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4139

From W. E. Darwin   5 October [1877]

Summary

Thanks CD for present of £300.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Oct [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 210.5: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11169

From W. E. Darwin   24 October 1877

Summary

Asks for key and letter to be sent to him at the New University Club in London.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Oct 1877
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 62)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11204F

From W. E. Darwin   27 October [1876]

Summary

Discussing a purchase of land.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Oct [1876]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 64)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11212F

From W. E. Darwin   30 November [1876]

Summary

Pleased to hear about GHD’s paper at the Royal Society.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Nov [1876]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 65)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11260F

From W. E. Darwin   10 February [1880]

Summary

"Dia" [as a prefix] means "through, across".

WED’s wife would like to meet the Huxleys.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Feb [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 209.7: 159
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11352

From W. E. Darwin   22 May [1878]

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Summary

Extract from Athenæum 11 May [1878], p. 606, of R. I. Lynch on germination of the provision tree.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 May [1878]
Classmark:  DAR 209.6: 199–200
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11523

From W. E. Darwin   10 July [1878]

Summary

Has taken OCM to the photographer’s, and is sending photographs to be signed.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 July [1878]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 68)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11597F

From W. E. Darwin   13 [December 1878]

Summary

Surprised and delighted by Mr Rich’s bequest as it will greatly increase his income. Intends to leave money to the Royal Society to contribute to science. Houses in London are a good investment even in times that are nervous for bankers.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 [Dec 1878]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 69)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11790F

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
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