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To Leonard Darwin   11 September [1876]

Summary

Informs LD of the death of Francis Darwin’s wife, Amy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leonard Darwin
Date:  11 Sept [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10596

To Leonard Darwin   31 March 1877

Summary

Is "awfully glad" at LD’s appointment [as an instructor at Chatham].

Thinks LD should start reading chemistry "though reading does not do much".

Reports scientific work of George and Frank Darwin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leonard Darwin
Date:  31 Mar 1877
Classmark:  DAR 153: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10919

To Leonard Darwin   12 July [1879]

Summary

Will shorten or leave out many parts [of Erasmus Darwin] but cannot agree that it is not worth while to say something about the family.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leonard Darwin
Date:  12 July [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 153: 93
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12153

To Leonard Darwin   12 August 1879

Summary

Coniston is most beautiful, but CD finds "there are too many human beings for my taste".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leonard Darwin
Date:  12 Aug 1879
Classmark:  DAR 153: 94
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12191

To Leonard Darwin   11 July [1872]

Summary

CD wants no more alterations than are necessary [to proofs of Expression]. Warns LD that "any alteration seems at first an improvement".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leonard Darwin
Date:  11 July [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 153: 90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8404

To Leonard Darwin   26 July [1872]

Summary

CD cannot improve style [of Expression] without great changes. "I am sick of the subject, and myself, and the world".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leonard Darwin
Date:  26 July [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 153: 90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8435

To Leonard Darwin   25 November 1874

Summary

LD’s letter recalled old scenes on board the Beagle.

CD’s "bothering correspondents" seem to increase in number and in folly; has just answered "two precious fools".

Has been working very hard on Droseraceae and can "now see daylight".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leonard Darwin
Date:  25 Nov 1874
Classmark:  DAR 153: 91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9733

From Leonard Darwin   [after 14 February 1874]

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Statistics showing rate of decline of population in Sandwich Islands, 1832–72.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 14 Feb 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 90: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8709

From Leonard Darwin   [before 27 June 1874]

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LD has misplaced some figures on which he was to work.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 27 June 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 186: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9196

From Leonard Darwin   1 March 1874

Summary

Notes on movements of Mimosa pudica.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Mar 1874
Classmark:  DAR 209.2: 158
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9328

From Leonard Darwin   3 May 1874

Summary

Experiments on sensitive plants.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 May 1874
Classmark:  DAR 161: 77
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9438

From Leonard Darwin   28 November 1877

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LD is supplying coloured-glass light filters for CD’s experiments.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Nov 1877
Classmark:  DAR 186: 32
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11256

From Leonard Darwin   7 January 1878

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LD’s chemical analysis of lamp-black.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Jan 1878
Classmark:  DAR 209.8: 153
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11316

From Leonard Darwin   8 January 1878

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Has been testing lamp-black for ammonia.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Jan 1878
Classmark:  DAR 186: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11317

From Leonard Darwin   25 April 1878

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Encloses two photos [missing].

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Apr 1878
Classmark:  DAR 186: 34
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11484

From Leonard Darwin   7 May 1879

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Has been trying unsuccessfully to weigh something for CD.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 May 1879
Classmark:  DAR 186: 35
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12035

From Leonard Darwin   [before 12 July] 1879

Summary

Suggests revisions in proofs of Erasmus Darwin.

[Letter wrongly dated Nov by LD.]

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 12 July] 1879
Classmark:  DAR 92: B7–10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12160

From Leonard Darwin   12 October [1881]

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Will be home on Saturday.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Oct [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 186: 36
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13395

From Leonard Darwin   [after 4 March 1871]

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Recommends a photographer to CD for Expression.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 4 Mar 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 186: 30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7405

From Leonard Darwin   [29 March 1872]

Summary

Data relating to experiments; shrinkage of earth on drying.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [29 Mar 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 75
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8260
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