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To H. E. Litchfield   13 May 1872

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Wishes to insert R. B. Litchfield’s remarks [into Expression] but will not give them as his own.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  13 May 1872
Classmark:  DAR 185: 32
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8321

To H. E. Litchfield   25 July 1872

Summary

Thanks for her pains over corrections [for Expression].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  25 July 1872
Classmark:  John Wilson (dealer)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8427

To H. E. Litchfield   21 [March 1874]

Summary

Proof-correcting [of 2d ed. of Coral reefs?].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  21 [Mar 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 153: 84
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9324

To H. E. Litchfield   27 [March 1874]

Summary

Thanks her for her excellent criticisms and corrections [for 2d ed. of Coral reefs?].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  27 [Mar 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 153: 85
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9325

To H. E. Litchfield   4 January [1875]

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Describes his views on vivisection. Cannot sign petition of F. P. Cobbe, with its attack on Rudolf Virchow.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  4 Jan [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 36
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9799

To H. E. Litchfield   [before 2 December 1871]

Summary

Sends MS of section on voice as a means of expression [Expression, pp. 86–93]. CD is dissatisfied with it – wishes he could avoid the subject.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  [before 2 Dec 1871]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 58373)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8134

To H. E. Litchfield   16 February [1874?]

Summary

On the "doubtful & obscure" subject of marriage of cousins, CD believes, that judging from the analogy of animals, no direct evil would follow from their marriage. He would, however, expect the offspring of unrelated parents to be somewhat superior in size and vigour. The injury from the increase of any bad tendency common to the family seems to CD more to be feared than mere consanguinity; "the good effects of crossing distinct families I look at as great & undoubted".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  16 Feb [1874?]
Classmark:  The John Rylands University Library, The University of Manchester
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8207

To H. E. Litchfield   [after 5] November 1871

Summary

CD is "more than pleased" by what R. B. Litchfield said of him. Congratulates HEL on having "so noble a husband".

All were "profoundly" interested by HEL’s account [of their welcome at the Working Men’s College].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  [after 5] Nov 1871
Classmark:  Emma Darwin (1904) 2: 251–2; DAR 153: 79
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8040

To H. E. Litchfield   2 December [1871]

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Sends MS chapter on voice from Expression to HL for examination.

Agrees with R. B. Litchfield about Herbert Spencer’s views on speech and music.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  2 Dec [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 35
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8089

To Henrietta Emma Darwin   [8 February 1870]

Summary

Sends MS [of chs. 3 and 4, "Comparison of the mental powers of man and the lower animals", Descent] to HED for her criticism. CD fears parts are too much like a sermon; "who wd ever have thought I shd turn parson?"

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  [8 Feb 1870]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 58373: 1–2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7124

To H. E. Darwin   20 March 1871

Summary

Reports on sales and reception of his book [Descent]. Thanks HED for her help.

Wallace’s article in the Academy [2 (1870–1): 177–82] shows CD has had no influence on him; the review has had hardly any influence on CD.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  20 Mar 1871
Classmark:  DAR 153: 77
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7605

To H. E. Litchfield   4 September [1871]

Summary

An affectionate letter to HL on her honeymoon. Urges her to keep her mother as an example.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  4 Sept [1871]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 58373)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7922

To Henrietta Emma Darwin   26 July [1867]

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Prefers not to send her proof-slips of the present chapter [of Variation], which has been enormously altered, but will be glad to have her see slips and revises in future.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  26 July [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 57
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5585

To H. E. Darwin   [March] 1870

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Responds to her suggested corrections [of Descent].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  [Mar] 1870
Classmark:  DAR 185: 58
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7123

To Henrietta Emma Darwin   [14–21 April 1866]

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Discusses some observations on, and the fertilisation of, Ophrys.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  [14–21 Apr 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 59
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5074

To H. E. Litchfield   1 February [1880]

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Sends the Litchfields two drafts of a letter in reply to Samuel Butler’s letter to the Athenæum; hopes for their approval.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  1 Feb 1880
Classmark:  DAR 92: B98–101, B102, B121; DAR 185: 40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12445

To H. E. Litchfield   8 [October 1880]

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Reports on Sarah Elizabeth Wedgwood’s illness.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  8 [Oct 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 38
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12744

To H. E. Litchfield   4 January 1881

Summary

Seeks R. B. Litchfield’s advice about publishing a translation of a letter and article by E. Krause [answering Samuel Butler’s Unconscious memory].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  4 Jan 1881
Classmark:  DAR 153: 89
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12978

To H. E. Litchfield   4 October [1877]

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Is glad to hear R. B. Litchfield is better.

Discusses William Darwin’s engagement to Sara Sedgwick.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  4 Oct [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 37
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11167

To H. E. Litchfield   11 [December 1879]

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Sends M. Guthrie’s book [On Mr Spencer’s formula of evolution (1879)], although HEL may not care to read it having seen Moulton’s letter [12350].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  11 [Dec 1879]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (28 March 1983)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12353
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