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From W. E. Darwin   6 November 1871

Summary

Will send back proofs of Origin 6th ed.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Nov 1871
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 46)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8040F

From W. E. Darwin   [19 November 1871]

Summary

Sends comments from himself and Erasmus Darwin on proofs of chapter 7 of Origin 6th ed.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [19 Nov 1871]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 37)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8041F

From W. E. Darwin   [3 November 1871]

Summary

Apologises for not working very quickly on proofs. Comments on Huxley’s theological critique of Mivart.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [3 Nov 1871]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 40)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8048F

From W. E. Darwin   4 November 1871

Summary

Will write to de Chaumont to ask whether anyone at Netley is able to observe shivering fits. Has not got H. Spencer essays.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Nov 1871
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 115)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8052F

From W. E. Darwin   11 November 1871

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Summary

Forwards a letter from R. O. Jones on the effects of castration on horns of male lambs.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 88: 121–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8061

From W. E. Darwin   [17 November 1871]

Summary

Says has sent a copy of CD’s memorial to Captain Jones. Passes on Sir Geo. Grey’s comments on pasturage near Morpeth. Tells superstition about straight furrows and fairies.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [17 Nov 1871]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 38)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8073F

From W. E. Darwin   22 November 1871

Summary

Sends back proofs. Praises CD for calm treatment of Mivart. Looks at duck’s mouth. Asks whether CD has seen Snow’s article in the Spectator.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Nov 1871
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 47)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8080F

From W. E. Darwin   28 December [1871]

Summary

Sends three sheets but keeps one. Suggests looking at a curved field on the way to Orpington.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Dec [1871]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 48)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8122G

From W. E. Darwin   [1 January 1872]

Summary

Worm action at Stonehenge.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 Jan 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 105
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8137

From W. E. Darwin   [4 January 1872]

Summary

Sends comments on his diagram of Stonehenge. Will go to Beaulieu.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [4 Jan 1872]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 49)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8141F

From W. E. Darwin   [3 March 1872]

Summary

Sends dirt residue of chalk samples for David Forbes to examine.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [3 Mar 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 104
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8220

From W. E. Darwin   [19 February 1872]

Summary

Received copy of Origin 6th ed. Has had trouble with worm measurements at Winchester.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [19 Feb 1872]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 50)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8250F

From W. E. Darwin   [3 November 1872]

Summary

Is delighted to receive expression. Some comments on swallowing and scratching. Asks to be sent reviews.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [3 Nov 1872]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 51)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8593F

From W. E. Darwin   [22 August 1873]

Summary

Experiments with Mimosa.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [22 Aug 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 106
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9022

From W. E. Darwin   [25 August 1873]

Summary

Experiments on Mimosa; effects of immersion.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [25 Aug 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 107
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9025

From W. E. Darwin   30 August – 14 September [1873]

Summary

Experiments on Mimosa.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Aug – 14 Sept [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 108
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9035

From W. E. Darwin   30 October 1873

Summary

Has visited Alford and Beesby.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Oct 1873
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 52)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9117F

From W. E. Darwin   [before 18 June 1874]

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Summary

Sends references on Utricularia and Pinguicula.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 18 June 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 137; Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 154)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9201

From W. E. Darwin   [1869–75]

Summary

Sends a letter from Capt Forrest, recommending a Mr Knight.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1869–75]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 54)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9224F

From W. E. Darwin   [19? July 1874]

Summary

WED encloses a letter from H. M. Wilkinson about Utricularia and sundew.

H. M. Wilkinson has examined bladders of Utricularia; doubts that they absorb or digest insects.

H. M. Wilkinson describes dragonfly trapped by sundew [Drosera].

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [19? July 1874]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 53); DAR 58.1: 135–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9554
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