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From W. E. Darwin   10 November [1866]

Summary

Has made will. Discusses financial arrangements and asks whether CD would like a mortgage.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Nov [1866]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 24)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5273F

From W. E. Darwin   26 March [1867]

Summary

Sends CD a Cardigan Jacket, ‘one of the most delightful inventions of the age’.

Discusses the Duke of Argyll.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Mar [1867]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 27)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5460F

From W. E. Darwin   19 November 1867

Summary

Suggests his father lend him the money to pay WED’s succession duty and thereby secure a discount.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Nov 1867
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 31)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5682F

From W. E. Darwin   22 November [1867]

Summary

Thanks CD for £200 and discusses meeting in London at the beginning of December.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Nov [1867]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 26)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5692F

From W. E. Darwin   [13 April 1868]

Summary

Action of facial muscles at onset of crying.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [13 Apr 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 98
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5965

From W. E. Darwin   3 March [1868]

Summary

Asks CD to collect from the Jermyn Street Museum a box containing a skull and bones which belong to Mr Cumberbatch.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Mar [1868]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 35)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5970F

From W. E. Darwin   5 March [1868]

Summary

Crying in babies.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Mar [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 87
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5981

From W. E. Darwin   [after 25 March 1868]

Summary

Blushing in boys blind from birth. Has got information from R. H. Blair, the principal of a college for the blind.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 25 Mar 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 82
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6069

From W. E. Darwin   [7–15 April 1868]

Summary

Langstaff has never seen the platysma act, and he believes it to be rudimentary in humans.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [7–15 Apr 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 80/4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6076

From W. E. Darwin   3 April 1868

Summary

Discusses how they might enquire about any provisions in the laws of partnership concerning lunacy.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Apr 1868
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 32)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6089F

From W. E. Darwin   [7 April 1868]

Summary

Describes the action of facial muscles at the onset of crying as observed by Langstaff.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [7 Apr 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 99
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6100

From W. E. Darwin   [15 April 1868]

Summary

Gives details of the subjects on whom Langstaff made his observations on crying. Langstaff has not seen the platysma contract under chloroform.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [15 Apr 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 84
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6122

From W. E. Darwin   [22? April 1868]

Summary

C. L. Langstaff on action of muscles in crying. He believes the primary object of the contraction of the orbicularis is to protect the eye from blood.

Blushing on the body.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [22? Apr 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 83, 80, 80/1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6137

From W. E. Darwin   [5 and 8? April 1868]

Summary

Langstaff has seen no trace of blushing on the body.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 and 8 Apr 1868
Classmark:  DAR 162: 81; Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 34)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6149

From William Erasmus Darwin   [January 1869]

Summary

A list of investments presumably belonging to CD.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Jan 1869]
Classmark:  DAR 262.11: 6 (EH 88206193)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6541A

From William Erasmus Darwin   5 July [1869]

Summary

Observations on flies visiting Epipactis.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 July [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 100
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6816

From W. E. Darwin   12 July 1869

Summary

Bees visiting Epipactis.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 July 1869
Classmark:  DAR 162: 101
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6826

From W. E. Darwin   [c. 17 February 1870]

Summary

Ask whether CD would like to subscribe again to National Education League. Describes the League’s goals.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 17 Feb 1870]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 36)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7039F

From W. E. Darwin   16 January [1882]

Summary

Has ordered a tin of Somerset Mixture snuff for CD.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Jan [1882]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 106)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13619F

From W. E. Darwin   25 January 1882

Summary

Requests CD to sent a cheque for the succession duty on Erasmus Alvey Darwin’s estate.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Jan 1882
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 107)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13645F
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