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To W. W. Baxter   8 August [1871]

Summary

Asks WWB to send 8 grains of acetate of strychnine by post.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  8 Aug [1871]
Classmark:  Wellcome Collection (MS.7781/1–32 item 26)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7900

To W. W. Baxter   14 November [1871]

Summary

Thanks for loan of measure.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  14 Nov [1871]
Classmark:  Library of Congress Manuscript Division (Breckenridge Long Box 224 – Autograph Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8066

To W. W. Baxter   18 March [1882]

Summary

Orders two bottles of "the simple Antispasmodic" and "the Glycerin Pepsin mixture". Andrew Clark wishes him to commence his physic at once.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  18 Mar [1882]
Classmark:  Bromley Historic Collections, Bromley Central Library (Baxter Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10897

To W. W. Baxter   6 January [1878]

Summary

Asks about the composition of a spermaceti ointment which he has been buying for some years "because I blackened some young shoots of plants with this ointment mixed with Lamp-black & it produced an extraordinary effect on the shoots, which I think cannot be accounted for merely by the exclusion of light".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  6 Jan [1878]
Classmark:  Parke-Bernet (dealers) (6 February 1962)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11314

To W. W. Baxter   9 February 1881

Summary

Orders vaseline and pomatum – the latter to put on his beard, which in dry weather feels uncomfortably harsh.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  9 Feb 1881
Classmark:  Bromley Historic Collections, Bromley Central Library (Baxter Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13047

To [W. W. Baxter]   11 March 1882

Summary

Orders morphia pills in case of severe pain, which he hopes may never occur.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  11 Mar 1882
Classmark:  Bromley Historic Collections, Bromley Central Library (Baxter Collection 1136/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13724

From W. W. Baxter   4 December 1872

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Summary

Sends CD description of preparation of extract of belladonna.

Author:  William Walmisley Baxter
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Dec 1872
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 21–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8659

From W. W. Baxter   [after 23 August 1872?]

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Summary

Informs CD that he has forwarded some oils and opium.

Author:  William Walmisley Baxter
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 23 Aug 1872?]
Classmark:  DAR 60.2: 86
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9793

From W. W. Baxter   13 November 1871

Summary

Sends CD a measure with capacity of 20 oz or 34.65925 cubic inches.

Author:  William Walmisley Baxter
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 160: 98
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8065

From W. W. Baxter   7 January 1878

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Constituents of spermaceti ointment supplied to CD. Perhaps effect was caused by substance used to bleach the bees-wax.

Author:  William Walmisley Baxter
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Jan 1878
Classmark:  DAR 209.8: 150
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11315

To William Baxter or W. W. Baxter   21 March [1843–82]

Summary

Requests a mixture of verdigris, sal ammoniac, and lamp-black.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter; William Baxter
Date:  21 Mar [1843-82]
Classmark:  Bromley Historic Collections, Bromley Central Library (Baxter Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13772

To William Baxter or W. W. Baxter   16 March [1843–82]

Summary

Asks for a bottle to be filled with spirits of wine.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter; William Baxter
Date:  16 Mar [1843-82]
Classmark:  Bromley Historic Collections, Bromley Central Library (144/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13772F

To W. W. Baxter or William Baxter   10 [October 1842 – March 1882]

Summary

Orders distilled water, 2 oz of camphorated spirits, and perfume.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter; William Baxter
Date:  10 [1842 or later]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13776

To William Baxter or W. W. Baxter   24 October [1842–5 or 1853 or 1855–68?]

Summary

Sends enclosed order for two bottles [of unspecified chemical].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter; William Baxter
Date:  24 Oct [1842-5, 1853 or 1855-68]
Classmark:  University of California, Berkeley, The Bancroft Library (BANC MSS 74/78 z)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1768

To William Baxter or W. W. Baxter?   2 [October 1842 – March 1882]

Summary

Requests some carbonate of ammonia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter; William Baxter
Date:  2 [Oct 1842 - Mar 1882]
Classmark:  Dept of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation, University of Rochester
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8132

To William Baxter or W. W. Baxter   8 December [1842–81]

Summary

Orders large pot of spermaceti ointment.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter; William Baxter
Date:  8 Dec [1842-81]
Classmark:  University of Otago, Special Collections (MS 49)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11271F

To William Baxter or W. W. Baxter   [1842–82]

Summary

Orders pot of soft spermaceti ointment.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter; William Baxter
Date:  [1842–82]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.536)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11313
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