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To W. E. Darwin   10 September [1880]

Summary

Writes about worm-castings; tells WED not to bother with samples from Beaulieu Abbey.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  10 Sept [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 162
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12710

To W. E. Darwin   23 [November 1880]

Summary

Asks WED to observe whether worms consistently draw acacia leaves into their burrows with a particular end first.

Will soon know whether he will need worm-castings from Beaulieu.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  23 [Nov 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 153: 137
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12848

To W. E. Darwin   30 November [1880]

Summary

Asks whether WED can collect some worm-castings from Beaulieu Abbey.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  30 Nov [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 163
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12876

To W. E. Darwin   2 December [1880]

Summary

Gives instructions to WED about looking for earthworm activity at Brading.

Mentions James Geikie’s excellent book [Prehistoric Europe (1881)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  2 Dec [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 164
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12882

To W. E. Darwin   17 December [1880]

Summary

Worm-castings from [Roman] ruins at Brading contained bits of tiles or bricks. Obliged for WED’s trouble about Brading castings.

Movement in plants well received in Germany.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  17 Dec [1880]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss B.D25)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12920

To W. E. Darwin   [before 16 September 1880]

Summary

Wants some more rubber bands for his wrist.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [before 16 September 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 168
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12383

To W. E. Darwin   5 [April 1880]

Summary

Discusses a book

and the "splendid news about the elections".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  5 [Apr 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 156
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12564

To W. E. Darwin   [9 May 1880]

Summary

Forwards John Lubbock’s letter and hopes WED might influence the men "for the sake of science".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [9 May 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 157
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12601

To W. E. Darwin   9 [June 1880]

Summary

Sends Asa Gray’s lectures on Natural science and religion [1880].

Greatly enjoyed their stay at Bassett.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  9 [June 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 159
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12624

To W. E. Darwin   18 June 1880

Summary

Wants WED to collect some worm-castings from Beaulieu Abbey.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  18 June 1880
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 160
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12639

To W. E. Darwin   [19 July 1880]

Summary

Writes about gravel deposits [at Southampton] and sends a James Geikie letter [12655?] on the subject.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [19 July 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 161
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12661

From W. E. Darwin   6 January [1880]

Summary

Delighted by honour CD has received from Turin. Agrees with Horace that the money ought to be given to the Zoological Station at Naples.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Jan [1880]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 79)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12404F

From W. E. Darwin   [28 January 1880]

Summary

Thanks CD for giving money to the children. Is going to give money to Bessy, but not invest it until she is really rich. Returns Butler’s letter. Thinks Butler is looking for a grievance to write an article about.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [28 Jan 1880]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 80)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12440G

From W. E. Darwin   6 April [1880]

Summary

Is beginning Geikie’s Ice age. Describes flints found on the common. Comments on exciting election.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Apr [1880]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 81)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12564G

From W. E. Darwin   24 June [1880]

Summary

Asks whether CD will forward enclosed to Lord Derby, and offers to send him a copy of the New York state survey. Will go to Beaulieu in the early autumn. Tells story about gallenes raised by hens being attacked.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 June [1880]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 82)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12642G

From W. E. Darwin   20 August 1880

Summary

Asks CD to invite William James to stay before he returns to America.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Aug 1880
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 77)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12694F

From W. E. Darwin   16 September 1880

Summary

Sends four wrist bands, and advice on putting them on. George is well. Can easily get worm castings. Lilly and Mlle Wild arrived in a storm to stay the night. Is much amused by Sedgwick’s ferocious letter about Vestiges.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Sept 1880
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 78)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12714F

From W. E. Darwin   22 November [1880]

Summary

Thanks CD for copy of Movement in plants and says he is enjoying it. Is pleased that a full article appeared in the Times. Will go to Beaulieu soon for worm casts. His gardener calls worms “our civil engineers”. Promised to tell Frank how to make plants bend.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 November [1880]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 83)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12840F

From W. E. Darwin   26 November [1880]

Summary

Observations on worms’ pulling leaves into their burrows.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Nov [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 110
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12861

From W. E. Darwin   1 December [1880]

Summary

Will soon manage to go to Beaulieu. Is glad the book is going off well. Is thinking of going to the Roman Villa at Brading on the Isle of Wight.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Dec [1880]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 84)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12880F
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