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To G. H. Darwin   [after 25 February 1879]

Summary

Frank [Darwin] has found a Trifolium remarkable for "bloom", but it was not in flower. If GHD knows where it grows, could he dig up the whole plant?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [after 25 Feb 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 76
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10342

To G. H. Darwin   19 April [1879]

Summary

Thanks him for his efforts. CD cared most about the letter to Thomas Okes [see Erasmus Darwin, pp. 14–15]. "Cannot think who the calumnious article cd have been about [in?] 1802."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  19 Apr [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 77
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12004

To [G. H. Darwin]   [12 July 1879?]

Summary

Reginald Darwin’s pleasure at receiving some old family information.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [12 July 1879?]
Classmark:  DAR 210.18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12022

To G. H. Darwin   3 May [1879]

Summary

Asks GHD to look in Cambridge University Library for Monthly Magazine articles containing a malicious calumny concerning Dr [Erasmus] D[arwin] [see Erasmus Darwin, pp. 65–70].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  3 May [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 78
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12028

To G. H. Darwin   5 May [1879]

Summary

Asks GHD to look for a life of Sir Henry Rayburn [Raeburn] "who is spoken of as famous and who painted Charles Darwin [1758–1778] when dead". Asks why he painted the corpse.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  5 May [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 79
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12033

To G. H. Darwin   7 May [1879]

Summary

A big book arrived for GHD before CD left Down. Hopes it is Thomson and Tait [Treatise on natural philosophy, 2 vols., 2d ed. (1869)]. It shows what they think of GHD.

Thinks it grand if GHD has made a correction about "such an old sinner as the Sun" and hopes his arithmetic on his old subject will turn out right.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  7 May [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12036

To G. H. Darwin   [11 May 1879]

Summary

CD is particularly obliged for the copy of Maria Edgeworth’s letter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [11 May 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 81
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12049

To G. H. Darwin   15 May [1879]

Summary

Sends some queries connected with his writing of the biographical preface to Erasmus Darwin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  15 May [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 82
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12054

To G. H. Darwin   31 May [1879]

Summary

Sends a letter [missing] on the chance that GHD might give the writer information about tides.

Rejoices at GHD’s friendship with Sir W. Thomson and grand vein of research he has struck on.

First draft of life of Dr [Erasmus] D[arwin] is nearly finished.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  31 May [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 83
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12073

To G. H. Darwin   25 June [1879]

Summary

Comments in jocular vein on GHD’s "Darwin discoveries" about their ancestors.

Emma says CD needs a change and rest.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  25 June [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 84
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12119

To G. H. Darwin   7 [July 1879]

Summary

Francis wants a copy of a book on "Shakespeare’s merry tales" to present to a friend in Würzburg.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  7 [July 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 85
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12135

To G. H. Darwin   8 [July 1879]

Summary

Inquires concerning a possibility of searching old deeds about the Darwin family history.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  8 [July 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 86
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12137

To G. H. Darwin   12 July 1879

Summary

CD thinks nothing had better be done about the deeds at present.

Henrietta thinks Erasmus Darwin almost too dull to publish.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  12 July 1879
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 87
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12149

To G. H. Darwin   [31 July 1879]

Summary

Asks GHD to send name and address of tailor from whom he got the [LL.D.] gown to W. B. Richmond.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [31 July 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 88
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12206

To the Darwin children   21 February 1879

Summary

Circular about the distribution of the overplus of his income and advice on investment.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Elizabeth (Bessy, Lizzy) Darwin; Francis Darwin; George Howard Darwin; Horace Darwin; Leonard Darwin; William Erasmus Darwin; Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  21 Feb 1879
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 153
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11896
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