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From H. E. Litchfield   [13 November 1871]

Summary

Does not want CD to put his name to any religious movement. Discourages giving money to Abbott or Voysey.

Author:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [13 Nov 1871]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 41)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8054F

From H. E. Litchfield   [before 2 December 1871]

Summary

Summarises her theory about expression in music.

Author:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 2 Dec 1871]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 42)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8088F

From H. E. Litchfield   9 September [1871]

Summary

CD’s letter [7922] was very sweet to her, and if her marriage [to Richard B. Litchfield] can be half as perfect as CD’s she will be very happy.

Richard’s German fails in communicating with washerwomen.

Author:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Sept [1871]
Classmark:  Estate of Richard Darwin Keynes (CUL DAR 245: 525)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7929A

From H. E. Darwin   [30 March 1870]

Summary

Describes crying in an infant.

Author:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [30 Mar 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 69
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7153

From H. E. Darwin   21 March [1871]

Summary

Is delighted at the sale of Descent. What CD says about her help pleases her very much and the proposed gift as a memorial will be very precious to her. Is looking forward to seeing the family in London. Comments on a letter comparing CD's appearance to an ape. Is surprised CD has had no effect on Wallace: 'It seems to me his mind can’t be so clear as u used to think it'. Has worked out why she is dissatisfied with T. H. Huxley's essay ‘On the physical basis of life’ (T. H. Huxley 1869).

Author:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 44)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7605F

From H. E. Darwin   [after 8 February 1870]

Summary

Responds to note about the MS [Descent] with great interest and promises to obey his instructions. [See 7124.]

Author:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  
Classmark:  DAR 245: 33b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7112F

From H. E. Darwin   [c. 10 May 1866]

Summary

Mogg [John Traherne Moggridge] wants to visit CD.

Self-fertilising orchids.

Author:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 10 May 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 67
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5075

From F. J. Wedgwood to H. E. Darwin?   [1867–72]

Summary

An extract from Macrobius’ Saturnalia dealing with blushing.

Author:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1867–72]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 48
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7061

From Henrietta Emma Darwin    [1 August 1863]

Summary

A memorandum describing the expressive behaviour of a cat with added notes by CD.

Author:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 Aug 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 189: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4260F

From Henrietta Emma Darwin   [2 August 1857]

Summary

Is looking forward to returning home [from Moor Park hydropathic establishment]. News of other patients and the books she is reading. Although feeling well, cannot walk much.

Author:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [2 Aug 1857]
Classmark:  DAR 245: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2131A

From Henrietta Emma Darwin   [29 October 1862]

Summary

Instinct in cats.

Author:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [29 Oct 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 68
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3787

From H. E. Litchfield   [1 February 1880]

Summary

Comments on drafts of CD’s letter to the Athenæum answering S. Butler’s charges.

Author:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 Feb 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 92: B93–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12444

From R. B. and H. E. Litchfield   5 January [1881]

Summary

The Litchfields and George Darwin think care should be taken that E. Krause’s reply to S. Butler’s Unconscious memory does not appear to be instigated by CD. Suggest it be sent to Popular Science Review, not Athenæum.

Author:  Richard Buckley Litchfield; Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Jan [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 92: B88–90, B106
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12979

To H. E. Litchfield   21 [March 1874]

Summary

Proof-correcting [of 2d ed. of Coral reefs?].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  21 [Mar 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 153: 84
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9324

To H. E. Litchfield   27 [March 1874]

Summary

Thanks her for her excellent criticisms and corrections [for 2d ed. of Coral reefs?].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  27 [Mar 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 153: 85
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9325

To H. E. Litchfield   4 January [1875]

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Summary

Describes his views on vivisection. Cannot sign petition of F. P. Cobbe, with its attack on Rudolf Virchow.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  4 Jan [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 36
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9799

To H. E. Litchfield   13 May 1872

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Summary

Wishes to insert R. B. Litchfield’s remarks [into Expression] but will not give them as his own.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  13 May 1872
Classmark:  DAR 185: 32
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8321

To H. E. Litchfield   25 July 1872

Summary

Thanks for her pains over corrections [for Expression].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  25 July 1872
Classmark:  John Wilson (dealer)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8427

To H. E. Litchfield   [before 2 December 1871]

Summary

Sends MS of section on voice as a means of expression [Expression, pp. 86–93]. CD is dissatisfied with it – wishes he could avoid the subject.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  [before 2 Dec 1871]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 58373)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8134

To H. E. Litchfield   16 February [1874?]

Summary

On the "doubtful & obscure" subject of marriage of cousins, CD believes, that judging from the analogy of animals, no direct evil would follow from their marriage. He would, however, expect the offspring of unrelated parents to be somewhat superior in size and vigour. The injury from the increase of any bad tendency common to the family seems to CD more to be feared than mere consanguinity; "the good effects of crossing distinct families I look at as great & undoubted".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  16 Feb [1874?]
Classmark:  The John Rylands University Library, The University of Manchester
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8207
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