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From W. E. Darwin   2 February [1882]

Summary

Suggested T. G. Bonney contacted CD to confirm story was apocryphal.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Feb [1882]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 108)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13654F

From W. E. Darwin   9 January [1882]

Summary

CD’s division of his surplus income; fire engines; Sara Darwin’s relatives; GHD’s paper in Nature.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Jan [1882]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 112)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13672F

From W. E. Darwin   28 February [1882]

Summary

Gives information about the Great Western Railway dividend.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Feb [1882]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 114)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13711F

From W. E. Darwin   13 March 1882

Summary

Sends a dividend cheque.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Mar 1882
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 109)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13726F

From W. E. Darwin   15 March 1882

Summary

News about his dividends.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Mar 1882
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 110)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13726G

From W. E. Darwin   23 March 1882

Summary

News of Great Western Railway dividend; discussion of Leonard Darwin’s ‘exciting news’.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Mar 1882
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 111)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13734F

From W. E. Darwin   8 May [1866]

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Summary

Describes the floral structure of broom, particularly the form of the varying anthers. Encloses drawings of anthers and pollen.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 May [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 76: B52, 66–72
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3144

From W. E. Darwin   [17 November 1861]

Summary

Describes in detail his day at home and at the bank in Southampton.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [17 Nov 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 210.5: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3320

From W. E. Darwin   [2 November 1862]

Summary

Counted seeds by tens. Sends some.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [2 Nov 1862]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3362F

From W. E. Darwin   12 February [1862]

Summary

Discusses his new microscope.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Feb [1862]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3443F

From W. E. Darwin   June 1862

Summary

Found 27 flowers of Orchis latifolia and in 16 of them were dead flies of one particular kind.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  June 1862
Classmark:  DAR 162.1: 89
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3585

From W. E. Darwin   [1 August 1862]

Summary

Suggests sending plant specimens. Asks about visit of Emma and the boys.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 Aug 1862]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 13)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3585G

From W. E. Darwin   14 June [1862]

Summary

WED’s travel plans; an insect he has observed on Orchis maculata.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 June [1862]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3604F

From W. E. Darwin   8 July [1862]

Summary

WED reports on studying the pollen of grass and Valerian through his microscope.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 July [1862]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3644F

From W. E. Darwin   14 July 1862

Summary

Sends observations on Valeriana officinalis.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 July 1862
Classmark:  DAR 110 (ser. 2): 23, 41–2, 81–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3657

From W. E. Darwin   [9? September 1862]

Summary

Asks for advice on where a local chemist can send his brother’s meteorological observations from Missouri.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [9? Sept 1862]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3674G

From W. E. Darwin   1 August 1862

Summary

WED has been collecting Lythrum plants. Numerical proportions of the three forms.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Aug 1862
Classmark:  DAR 162: 90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3675

From W. E. Darwin   2 August [1862]

Summary

Sends specimens of the three forms of Lythrum. Remarks on the numerical proportions of different forms.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Aug [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3677

From W. E. Darwin   5 August 1862

Summary

Has read CD’s long letter on Lythrum and agrees with it. Is examining the pollen of the different types.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Aug 1862
Classmark:  DAR 27.2 (ser. 2): 32 bis, DAR 162: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3683

From W. E. Darwin   9 October 1862

Summary

Discusses length of pistils, and measuring seeds and pods for botanical work.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Oct 1862
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3754F
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