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To W. E. Darwin   20 [January or February 1871?]

Summary

Asks WED’s help in acquiring expression photographs and engravings.

Wishes to send Langstaff a copy of his book [Expression], in gratitude for his valuable notes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  20 [Jan or Feb] 1871
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Special Collections MSS DAR 32)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8529

To W. E. Darwin   [after 5 November 1871]

Summary

Writes about proof-correcting by WED [of Origin, 6th ed.].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [after 5 Nov 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 135
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8041

To W. E. Darwin   [November 1871]

Summary

Explains some proof-correcting symbols to be used by WED [on Origin, 6th ed. proofs?].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [Nov 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 136
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8042

To W. E. Darwin   3 [November 1871]

Summary

Is sending some proofs for correction by WED [6th ed. of Origin].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  3 [Nov 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 133
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8048

To W. E. Darwin   [4 November 1871]

Summary

Thanks WED for a correction [to proofs of Origin, 6th ed.].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [4 Nov 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 134
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8051

To W. E. Darwin   11 February [1871]

Summary

Would like precise details about pouting of English children to add to his information about children of savages.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  11 Feb [1871]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Special Collections MSS DAR 31)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8208

To W. E. Darwin   15 March [1871]

Summary

Wants WED to thank F. de Chaumont for some valuable observations.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  15 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  Wellcome Collection (RAMC/473/1). Trustees of the Army Medical Services Museum.
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11936

To W. E. Darwin   31 [October 1871]

Summary

Writes about proof-correcting by WED [of Origin, 6th ed.].

Goes to Leith Hill on Friday.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  31 [Oct 1871]
Classmark:  Armacost Library, University of Redlands, California
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8038F

To W. E. Darwin   [after 11 November 1871]

Summary

Sends enclosure for Captain Jones.

Comments on essay by E. D. Cope ["On the origin of genera", Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 20 (1868): 242–300].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [after 11 Nov 1871]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.502)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8039

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   [April 1871?]

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Summary

J. S. Mill’s account of the moral sense in Utilitarianism [1863] appears muddled. [See Descent 1: 71 n.]

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Apr 1871?]
Classmark:  DAR 88: 76–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7048

From W. E. Darwin   6 February 1871

Summary

Does shut eyes when scratching himself. Will ask Langstaff about muscles used when playing flute. Is back at work but hobbling around.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Feb 1871
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 43)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7476F

From W. E. Darwin   [19 February 1871]

Summary

Thanks CD for copy of Descent. Is considering running for School Board.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [19 Feb 1871]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 39)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7489F

From W. E. Darwin   5 June 1871

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Summary

Follows up CD’s observation of 13 May 1871, of a New Forest pony shedding its winter coat.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 June 1871
Classmark:  DAR 90: 75, 75a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7802

From W. E. Darwin   29 July [1871?]

Summary

Wants CD to sign an enclosure [missing] and get the signatures of other family members.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 July [1871?]
Classmark:  DAR 210.5: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7886

From W. E. Darwin   15 August 1871

Summary

Sends on letter from Hacon about Captain Litchfield’s will.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Aug 1871
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 45)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7904F

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
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