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From Emily Catherine Darwin   [c. June 1823]

Summary

Writes, while visiting the Wedgwoods at Maer and Parkfields, to thank CD for his "entertaining letter".

She misses him and the laboratory.

Asks "how Mineralogy, Botany, Chemistry and Entomology go on".

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. June 1823]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7

From Catherine Darwin   8 July 1841

Summary

Describes the appearance and occurrence of imperfect flowers of "Hex.[?] Trigynia".

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 July 1841
Classmark:  DAR 109: A95
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-603

From Catherine Darwin   29 October 1834

Summary

Family and local news. Tom Eyton will marry. Tells of the great fire of the Houses of Parliament.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Oct 1834
Classmark:  DAR 204: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-260

From Catherine Darwin   30 October 1835

Summary

Erasmus has received CD’s journal and two boxes; six large boxes are at Plymouth. Had feared them lost in wreck of Challenger.

News of family and friends.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Oct 1835
Classmark:  DAR 97 (ser. 2): 22–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-287

From Catherine Darwin   29 January 1836

Summary

They have been reading about the wreck of the Challenger; much impressed by Capt. FitzRoy’s bravery.

The W. D. Foxes have a daughter. Family news.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Jan 1836
Classmark:  DAR 97 (ser. 2): 28–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-296

From Catherine Darwin   27 [December 1836]

Summary

News of family and friends, Harriet Martineau’s soirée; funds deposited for him.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 [Dec 1836]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 134
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-336

From Emily Catherine Darwin   15 [January 1837]

Summary

Morning Herald had an account of CD’s 80 specimens of Mammalia and 450 birds at the Zoological Society.

John Gould has described new species in CD’s Galapagos birds.

Much interest in CD’s "Laurels".

Family news.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 [Jan 1837]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 142
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-341

From Catherine Darwin   15 January [1826]

Summary

Family news. Visits to the Owens at Woodhouse and the Parkers at Overton.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Jan [1826]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 23
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-21

From Catherine Darwin   27 September 1833

Summary

Mainly Shropshire news of family and friends.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Sept 1833
Classmark:  DAR 204: 88
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-217

From Catherine Darwin   29 October 1833

Summary

Finds his journal interesting; they will read it aloud to Papa on winter evenings. They all regret the long time the journey is taking.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Oct 1833
Classmark:  DAR 204: 89
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-225

From Catherine Darwin   27 November 1833

Summary

Mentions letters sent in parcel and those from CD received by Fox and Henslow. Adds news of family and friends.

Appreciation of his journal. She hears that CD’s "theory of the Earth" is the same as Lyell’s in 3d volume [of Principles of geology (1833)].

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Nov 1833
Classmark:  DAR 204: 90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-232

From Catherine Darwin   27–30 January 1834

Summary

News of family and friends: W. D. Fox will marry in the spring; private theatricals at Eaton house-party.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27-30 Jan 1834
Classmark:  DAR 204: 91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-236

From Catherine Darwin   [26 October 1825]

Summary

Shrewsbury news.

Glad he likes Edinburgh.

They have been going to plays performed by a travelling company he knows.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [26 Oct 1825]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-17

From Catherine Darwin   25 July [– 3 August] 1832

Summary

Tells of the family’s pleasure in reading CD’s first two letters and his journal.

Comments on Shrewsbury politics, the cholera, and the family. Sedgwick calls often; Catherine thinks he is interested in Susan.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 July [– 3 Aug] 1832
Classmark:  DAR 204: 85
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-179

From Catherine Darwin   14 October [1832]

Summary

Writes news of family, Maer, and Woodhouse. His father has sent for a banana tree

and plans to buy J. J. Audubon’s book [Birds of America (1827)].

Charles Langton has been given a living near Ludlow.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Oct [1832]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 86
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-187

From Catherine Darwin   29 May 1833

Summary

She and Susan are in London, and she writes of people they have seen or had news of: Captain Harding, E. A. Darwin, Fanny [Mrs Hensleigh] Wedgwood, Emma Wedgwood, the Langtons, Josiah Wedgwood and Aunt Bessie, Fanny Biddulph and child, and the Evanses of Portrane.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 May 1833
Classmark:  DAR 204: 87
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-208

From Emily Catherine Darwin   [27 April 1851]

Summary

Thoughts on the death of Anne.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [27 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 36
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1423

From Catherine Darwin   8 January – 4 February 1832

Summary

News of family and friends, much of it about forthcoming marriages: Fanny Owen and R. M. Biddulph, Fanny Mackintosh and Hensleigh Wedgwood. Charlotte Wedgwood will write to him of her own engagement to Charles Langton.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Jan – 4 Feb 1832
Classmark:  DAR 204: 83
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-154

From Catherine Darwin   26–7 April [1832]

Summary

Writes chiefly of family affairs: Erasmus’ visit, further delay in Fanny Owen’s marriage, Sarah [Owen] Williams’ illness, Arthur Owen’s sad departure for India; cholera.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26[–7] Apr [1832]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 84
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-167

From Emily Catherine Darwin   [12 November 1848]

Summary

Gives details of the illness of R. W. Darwin.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [12 Nov 1848]
Classmark:  V&A / Wedgwood Collection (MS W/M 279)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1206
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