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To W. E. Darwin   3 January [1881]

Summary

Thanks WED for some earthworm observations.

Discusses investments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  3 Jan 1881
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 170
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12973

To W. E. Darwin   14 January 1881

Summary

Discusses earthworm activity

and animal grazing on slopes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  14 Jan 1881
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 171
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13013

To W. E. Darwin   25 January 1881

Summary

Writes of WED’s certificate for the Geological Society

and discusses various instances of earthworm activity.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  25 Jan 1881
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 172
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13027

To W. E. Darwin   31 January 1881

Summary

Discusses investments,

earthworms,

and an article by Romanes [see 13029].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  31 Jan 1881
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 173
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13034

To W. E. Darwin   [27 February 1881]

Summary

Discusses some business matters

and E. A. Darwin’s health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [27 Feb 1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 177
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13035

To W. E. Darwin   4 February [1881]

Summary

Discusses earthworms and their ability to perceive narrowest points of leaves to draw them into their burrows.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  4 Feb [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 174
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13036

To W. E. Darwin   5 February [1881]

Summary

Discusses investments.

The action of worms when drawing leaves into their burrows.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  5 Feb [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 175
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13037

To W. E. Darwin   8 February [1881]

Summary

Thanks WED for sending leaves and making observations on how earthworms drag them into their burrows.

Doubts justice of fierce review against J. Geikie’s book [Prehistoric Europe (1881)] in Nature [by W. B. Dawkins, 23 (1881): 309–10], but if reindeer and hippopotamus have really been found in close contact in same bed – "it tells horribly against interglacial periods".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  8 Feb [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 176
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13042

To W. E. Darwin   19 February [1881]

Summary

Uncle Erasmus is ill.

Thanks WED for his trouble about the cottages.

He has signed the note to Higgins.

CD has used WED’s Rhododendron case in Earthworms [p. 69].

Is using paper triangles in experiments on intelligence of worms.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  19 Feb [1881]
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University (Autograph File, D)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13058

To W. E. Darwin   4 May [1881]

Summary

Discusses his investments.

P.S. on earthworms.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  4 May [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 179
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13144

To W. E. Darwin   20 May [1881]

Summary

Discusses his investments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  20 May [1881]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.590)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13167

To W. E. Darwin   4 August [1881]

Summary

Reports on a luncheon of scientific savants at which the Crown Prince of Germany [and Prince of Wales?] were present.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  4 Aug [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 181
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13274

To W. E. Darwin   13 September [1881]

Summary

Discusses financial affairs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  13 Sept [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 182
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13334

To W. E. Darwin   8 October 1881

Summary

[Empty cover.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  8 Oct 1881
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 184
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13340F

From W. E. Darwin   1 January [1881]

Summary

Discusses possible investments.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Jan 1881
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 75)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12392G

From W. E. Darwin   6 January 1881

Summary

Passes on legal advice.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Jan 1881
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 85)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12980F

From W. E. Darwin   13 January [1881]

Summary

He is buying a portable fire engine, and suggests one is purchased for Down. Wishes to join the Geological Society of London. Is eager to hear Leslie Stephen’s opinion.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Jan [1881]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 86)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13010F

From W. E. Darwin   [16 January 1881]

Summary

Thanks CD for writing for papers to enter Geological Society. Will return Leslie Stephen’s letter. Has had a severe frost. Emma’s puppy died.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [16 Jan 1881]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 100)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13023F

From W. E. Darwin   30 January [1881]

Summary

Discusses his election to the Geological Society, worm researches, GHD’s travels, investments,G J Romanes on Samuel Butler, the snow, politics.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Jan [1881]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 87)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13033F

From W. E. Darwin   3 February [1881]

Summary

Worm observations.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Feb [1881]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 88)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13035F
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