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To W. E. Darwin   21 [July 1857]

Summary

Writes of WED’s recent excursion to Manchester and his future educational plans.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  21 [July 1857]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2097

To W. E. Darwin   [before 29 October 1857]

Summary

Reports progress of work on the new rooms [at Down].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [before 29 Oct 1857]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2135

To W. E. Darwin   29 [October 1857]

Summary

Discusses WED’s future education, the work on the extension, and other domestic affairs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  29 [Oct 1857]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2147

To William Erasmus Darwin   11 [February 1858]

Summary

Writes of domestic matters

and asks WED to observe cart-horses for traces of dark stripes on spine and cross-stripes on shoulder.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  11 [Feb 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 22
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2215

To W. E. Darwin   27 [February 1858]

Summary

CD intends to enter WED at Christ’s College.

Thanks him for inquiries made about horses.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  27 [Feb 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 23
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2227

To W. E. Darwin   [26 April 1858]

Summary

Has been at Moor Park since Tuesday. Is passing his time watching ants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [26 Apr 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2265

To W. E. Darwin   [26 May 1858]

Summary

Has come to heavy grief about bees’ cells, unless Huber is wrong [François Huber, New observations on the natural history of bees, new ed. (1841)].

Discusses cart-horses and stripes on a Belgiman [Belgian?].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [26 May 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 27
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2266

To W. E. Darwin   [20 June 1858]

Summary

Relates domestic affairs.

Thinks his bees’ cell theory will hold good.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [20 June 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2267

To W. E. Darwin   [3 May 1858]

Summary

Discusses bees’ cells

and WED’s botanical interests.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [3 May 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2268

To W. E. Darwin   14 [May 1858]

Summary

Relates events at home;

hopes WED gets the scholarship.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  14 [May 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2273

To W. E. Darwin   22 [September 1858]

Summary

Discusses domestic affairs.

Is working at the abstract of his book [Origin].

Asks WED to examine birds’ feet for dirt sticking to them, as this may represent a means of seed dispersal across seas.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  22 [Sept 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 29
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2328

To W. E. Darwin   6 October [1858]

Summary

Sends £20. Family news.

Answers WED’s questions about CD’s Journal of researches: Galapagos "productions" all came from America, but "they have since been modified by my principle of Natural Selection".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  6 Oct [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 92: A19–21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2334

To W. E. Darwin   15 [October 1858]

Summary

Writes to WED about his living arrangements at Christ’s College; reminisces about his own Cambridge days.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  15 [Oct 1858]
Classmark:  Provenance unknown
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2341

To W. E. Darwin   [30 October 1858]

Summary

Glad WED has begun under George Henslow in the way that he has. CD wishes he had had such practice under J. S. Henslow.

Has had luck in his search for striped horses.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [30 Oct 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 92: A29–30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2350

To W. E. Darwin   5 [November 1858]

Summary

Discusses matters relating to WED’s first term [at Cambridge].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  5 [Nov 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2353

To W. E. Darwin   [9 December 1858]

Summary

Approves of WED’s moving into CD’s old rooms [at Christ’s College]. Gives fatherly advice on Cambridge’s temptation to idleness. Christmas plans.

Health poor of late.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [9 Dec 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 92: A18, A25–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2379

To W. E. Darwin   [3 November 1858]

Summary

Sends WED a bank draft.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [3 Nov 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2393

To W. E. Darwin   [13 February 1859]

Summary

Discusses events at Moor Park and domestic matters.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [13 Feb 1859]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 35
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2414

To William Erasmus Darwin   17 February [1861]

Summary

Sends cheque.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  17 Feb [1861]
Classmark:  Duke University, Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library (Sir Anthony Musgrave Papers (RL.11684): Lady Jeanie Lucinda Musgrave (Field) Scrapbook)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2415

To W. E. Darwin   14 [March 1859]

Summary

Writes of events at Down: mostly of playing billiards on their new table.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  14 [Mar 1859]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2431
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