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From Susan Darwin   15[–18] August 1832

Summary

News of family and friends.

Author:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15[–18] Aug 1832
Classmark:  DAR 204: 97
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-180

From Susan Darwin   12–18 November 1832

Summary

Family news.

Author:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 & 18 Nov 1832
Classmark:  DAR 204: 98
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-191

From Susan Darwin   3–6 March 1833

Summary

Captain Beaufort has offered to get one more letter to CD before the long voyage around the Horn;

SD brings family news up to date.

Author:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 & 6 Mar 1833
Classmark:  DAR 204: 99
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-200

From Susan Darwin   22–31 July 1833

Summary

News of family and friends after skipping June letter: Osmaston and the Foxes, five weeks in London, the Langtons in Shropshire, Fanny Biddulph and daughter, R. W. Darwin, and Charles Hughes.

Author:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 & 31 July 1833
Classmark:  DAR 204: 100
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-211

From Susan Darwin   15 October 1833

Summary

Mainly news of the family and friends. Their joy at the abolition of slavery.

Author:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Oct 1833
Classmark:  DAR 204: 101
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-219

From Susan Darwin   12[–28] February 1834

Summary

Writes on CD’s 25th birthday.

Points out "errors in orthography" in his journal.

News of family and friends, visits, and other social events.

Author:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12[–28] Feb 1834
Classmark:  DAR 204: 102
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-237

From Susan Darwin   [23] May 1834

Summary

News of family and friends.

Author:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [23] May 1834
Classmark:  DAR 204: 103
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-246

From Susan Darwin   [24] November 1834

Summary

The Langtons will go to Madeira for the winter. E. A. Darwin and the Hensleigh Wedgwoods enjoyed a stay in Cambridge, where they saw Professors Whewell and Sedgwick. Colonel Leighton has died. The King has dismissed the Whig Ministry; Wellington is Premier, and the country is in a strange state.

Author:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [24] Nov 1834
Classmark:  DAR 204: 104
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-264

From Susan Darwin   16 February 1835

Summary

Met Capt. Harding who said FitzRoy was promoted to Post-Captain.

News of family and friends. Forthcoming marriages of Robert Wedgwood and Tom Eyton.

Author:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Feb 1835
Classmark:  DAR 97 (ser. 2): 18–20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-268

From Susan Darwin   22 November 1835

Summary

Some of CD’s letters were read at Geological Society in London. Professor Sedgwick says of CD, "doing admirably … collection above all praise … will have a great name among the Naturalists of Europe".

Erasmus has taken office of Clerk to a Government Commissioner. Other family news.

Author:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Nov 1835
Classmark:  DAR 97 (ser. 2): 24–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-288

From Susan Darwin   [27 March 1826]

Summary

Writes of Papa’s disapproval of CD’s practice of picking and choosing only lectures he likes to attend and of his early return home.

News of Erasmus, who is visiting sick poor people in the neighbourhood. Other Shrewsbury news.

Author:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [27 Mar 1826]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-29

From Susan Darwin   12 February 1836

Summary

CD’s 27th birthday. News of family and friends. A niece, Mary Susan Parker, born 31 January.

Author:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Feb 1836
Classmark:  DAR 97(ser. 2): 30–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-297

From Susan Elizabeth Darwin   [early December 1837?]

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Summary

Father says he sowed broom plants soon after house was built in 1798; these never came up. In 1835 the terrace was made; thereafter the broom sprang up.

Advice on a medicine CD is taking.

Author:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [early Dec 1837?]
Classmark:  DAR 205.2: 226
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-390

From Susan Darwin   [c. 24 October 1839]

Summary

Gives some information on Darwin family history.

Author:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 24 Oct 1839]
Classmark:  DAR 261.11: 25 (on display at Down House in 1991)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-472

From Susan and Catherine Darwin   [22 July 1840]

Summary

Reference to W. Smellie’s Natural history [1791] requested by CD.

Author:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [22 July 1840]
Classmark:  DAR 261.11: 24 (EH 88206076)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-575

From Susan Elizabeth Darwin   [1848?]

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Summary

[Valediction only.] CD note on verso: Athenaeum/48/p. 839 "E. Forbes on genera being continuous in time––good––fact".

Author:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1848?]
Classmark:  DAR 205.10: 96
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1145

From Susan Elizabeth Darwin   [25 April 1851]

Summary

Commiseration on the death of Anne.

Author:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [25 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 34
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1420

From Susan Darwin   12 February [– 3 March] 1832

Summary

Chronicles the events of February, principally of the family and of a few friends: engagements, marriages, deaths, some visits.

Author:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Feb[-3 Mar] 1832
Classmark:  DAR 204: 95
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-160

From Susan Darwin   12 May [– 2 June] 1832

Summary

News from Maer and Shrewsbury of family, friends, and reports of reactions to CD’s first letters.

Sedgwick suggests he look for fossils in gravel banks of rivers.

Fanny Owen is married to R. M. Biddulph. Reform Bill prospects.

Author:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 May [– 2 June] 1832
Classmark:  DAR 204: 96
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-170

From Caroline & Susan Darwin   2 [January 1826]

Summary

A ball and two concerts at Shrewsbury; guests at the Darwins’: Mr and Mrs Mathew, three Mr Clives, Emma Wedgwood.

Author:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood; Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 [Jan 1826]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-19
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