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From W. E. Darwin   [April 1871?]

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J. S. Mill’s account of the moral sense in Utilitarianism [1863] appears muddled. [See Descent 1: 71 n.]

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Apr 1871?]
Classmark:  DAR 88: 76–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7048

From W. E. Darwin   6 February 1871

Summary

Does shut eyes when scratching himself. Will ask Langstaff about muscles used when playing flute. Is back at work but hobbling around.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Feb 1871
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 43)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7476F

From W. E. Darwin   [19 February 1871]

Summary

Thanks CD for copy of Descent. Is considering running for School Board.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [19 Feb 1871]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 39)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7489F

From W. E. Darwin   5 June 1871

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Follows up CD’s observation of 13 May 1871, of a New Forest pony shedding its winter coat.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 June 1871
Classmark:  DAR 90: 75, 75a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7802

From W. E. Darwin   29 July [1871?]

Summary

Wants CD to sign an enclosure [missing] and get the signatures of other family members.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 July [1871?]
Classmark:  DAR 210.5: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7886

From W. E. Darwin   15 August 1871

Summary

Sends on letter from Hacon about Captain Litchfield’s will.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Aug 1871
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 45)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7904F

From W. E. Darwin   6 November 1871

Summary

Will send back proofs of Origin 6th ed.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Nov 1871
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 46)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8040F

From W. E. Darwin   [19 November 1871]

Summary

Sends comments from himself and Erasmus Darwin on proofs of chapter 7 of Origin 6th ed.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [19 Nov 1871]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 37)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8041F

From W. E. Darwin   [3 November 1871]

Summary

Apologises for not working very quickly on proofs. Comments on Huxley’s theological critique of Mivart.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [3 Nov 1871]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 40)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8048F

From W. E. Darwin   4 November 1871

Summary

Will write to de Chaumont to ask whether anyone at Netley is able to observe shivering fits. Has not got H. Spencer essays.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Nov 1871
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 115)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8052F

From W. E. Darwin   11 November 1871

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Forwards a letter from R. O. Jones on the effects of castration on horns of male lambs.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 88: 121–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8061

From W. E. Darwin   [17 November 1871]

Summary

Says has sent a copy of CD’s memorial to Captain Jones. Passes on Sir Geo. Grey’s comments on pasturage near Morpeth. Tells superstition about straight furrows and fairies.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [17 Nov 1871]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 38)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8073F

From W. E. Darwin   22 November 1871

Summary

Sends back proofs. Praises CD for calm treatment of Mivart. Looks at duck’s mouth. Asks whether CD has seen Snow’s article in the Spectator.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Nov 1871
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 47)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8080F

From W. E. Darwin   28 December [1871]

Summary

Sends three sheets but keeps one. Suggests looking at a curved field on the way to Orpington.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Dec [1871]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 48)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8122G
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