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To Hensleigh Wedgwood   3 March [1871]



Admits pointer illustration is faulty.

Discusses shame, remorse, social instincts, approbation, and other topics discussed in Descent, ch. 4. "But as yet I nail my colours to the mast."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hensleigh Wedgwood
Date:  3 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 88: 24, 54–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7537

To Hensleigh Wedgwood   9 March 1871



Seeks to clarify his and HW’s views on the causes of repentance or shame.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hensleigh Wedgwood
Date:  9 Mar 1871
Classmark:  DAR 88: 64–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7560

To Hensleigh and Fanny Mackintosh Wedgwood   1 May [1851]


Thanks HW for the trouble he has taken; sends a cheque [to cover expenses of Anne’s funeral?]. Emma Darwin adds a note to FMW.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hensleigh Wedgwood; Frances Emma Elizabeth (Fanny) Wedgwood
Date:  1 May [1851]
Classmark:  V&A / Wedgwood Collection (MS W/M 310)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1426

To John Russell   [10 July 1848]


Ask JR to advise the Queen to issue Her Royal Commission of Inquiry into the best methods of securing the improvement of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin; Nassau William Senior; John Stevens Henslow; Baden Powell; Bonamy Price; Thomas Jodrell Phillips; Thomas Jodrell Phillips-Jodrell; James Heywood; Edmund Walker Head, eighth baronet; Thomas James Agar Robartes; Philip le Breton; George Nugent Grenville, 2d Baron Nugent of Carlanstown; Charles Lyell, 1st baronet; Harry Verney, second baronet; Peter John Locke King; Henry Galgacus Redhead Yorke; Joseph Kay; Edward France Percival; Edward Horsman; Erasmus Alvey Darwin; Hensleigh Wedgwood; Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  John Russell, 1st Earl Russell
Date:  [10 July 1848]
Classmark:  Cambridge Pamphlets, Folio Series, vol. 4: CUL Cam.a.500.5/124
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1188F