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From Francis Darwin to Emma Darwin   30 June 1879

Summary

Last night had tremendous thunderstorm. Will ask Goebel about proshelismus. Describes experiments on beans. Please send Bessy’s address. Has got to know nice Englishman named Purdy and his wife. Bathes nearly every night with the Finlander.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  30 June 1879
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 49
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12128F

From Horace Darwin to Emma Darwin   [18 September 1880]

Summary

Found worm-casts atop a 2555–foot hill.

Author:  Horace Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [18 Sept 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 73
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12717

From John Scott to Emma Darwin   25 September [1863]

Summary

Regrets CD’s poor health.

"Do not return Primula MS."

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  25 Sept [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 97
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4307

From William Jenner to Emma Darwin   [17 March 1864]

Summary

Proposes to examine CD at Down.

Author:  William Jenner
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [17 Mar 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 168: 49
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4368

From Francis Darwin to Emma Darwin   [after 16 October 1868]

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Summary

Has been working with G. R. Crotch on stridulation. The sexual theory seems very shaky.

Is sending preparations of beetles.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [after 16 Oct 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 82: A96–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5761

From Francis Wedgwood to Emma Darwin   [before 4 January 1871]

Summary

Will observe old furrowed fields for CD in the early spring. Suggests locations in Scotland and Rugby with ridge and furrowing in old pastures.

Author:  Francis (Frank) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [before 4 Jan 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 49
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7426

From Robert Wedgwood to Emma Darwin   3 February [1871]

Summary

Information [for CD] on old, sloping, ridged fields.

Author:  Robert Wedgwood
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  3 Feb [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 65
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8198

From Robert Wedgwood to Emma Darwin   9 February [1871]

Summary

Encloses letters from two owners [W. Corbett and C. Randell] of large farms concerning fields with ridges and furrows in the direction of the slope. All local men agree the ridges do not change shape.

Author:  Robert Wedgwood
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  9 Feb [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 66, 67, DAR 161: 226
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8205

From Leonard Darwin to Emma Darwin   [after 26 June – 28 September 1874]

Summary

Describes voyage to New Zealand.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [after 26 June – 28 Sept 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 239.1: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9517F

From Horace Darwin   17 August 1874

Summary

The occurrence and prevention of scale in boilers.

Anxious to hear Murray’s reply [to CD’s letter 9598].

Author:  Horace Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  17 Aug 1874
Classmark:  DAR 162: 70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9603

From E. A. Darwin to Emma Darwin   1 September [1875?]

Summary

Reports on health [of unidentified woman].

EAD will not think of coming to Down until their return.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  1 Sept [1875?]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B126
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10146

From W. E. Darwin to Emma Darwin   26 October [1877]

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  26 Oct [1877]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 63)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11209F

From Ellen Harrison to Emma Darwin   [January 1878]

Summary

On an elephant’s crying when foot was operated on.

Author:  Ellen Acland; Ellen Harrison
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [Jan 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 108
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11304

To Emma Darwin   [31 October 1847]

Summary

Has had two bad days with boils.

Is reading Last days of Pompeii [Edward Bulwer Lytton (1834)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [31 Oct 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1132

To Emma Darwin   [20–1 May 1848]

Summary

Reports on his father’s health, and Catherine’s. CD, himself, has been a little sick.

Hensleigh [Wedgwood] thinks he has settled the free-will question – "we have none whatsoever".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [20–1 May 1848]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 27
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1176

To Emma Darwin   [22 May 1848]

Summary

His health not good.

Has been reading John Evelyn’s Life of Mrs Godolphin, and Mme Sévigné.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [22 May 1848]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1177

To Emma Darwin   [23 May 1848]

Summary

Family news. Finds Shrewsbury too noisy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [23 May 1848]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 29
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1178

To Emma Darwin   [25 May 1848]

Summary

Anxiety about R. W. Darwin’s health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [25 May 1848]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1179

To Emma Darwin   [27–8 May 1848]

Summary

Has been unwell but is improving. His father also very ill.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [27-8 May 1848]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1180

To Emma Darwin   [17 November 1848]

Summary

CD fears he must wear Emma with his unwellness and complaints.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [17 Nov 1848]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 32
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1208
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