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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 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 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 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 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 Ellen Harrison to Emma Darwin   [January 1878]

Summary

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

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

To Emma Darwin   [25 June 1846]

Summary

CD has been stomachy and sick, but not very uncomfortable.

Working on proofs [of South America] and cannot keep printer supplied with manuscript.

His thoughts of her, and news of the children who are at Down with him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [25 June 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-981

To Emma Darwin   [24 June 1846]

Summary

News of progress in remodelling. He and Etty [Henrietta] miss the rest of the family.

Was sick, but "two pills of opium righted me".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [24 June 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-982

From J. D. Hooker to Emma Darwin   15 September 1871

Summary

His mother very ill.

Mrs Hooker back from Bavaria.

Hopes marriage [of Henrietta] went well. Is accused of saying he would rather go to two burials than one marriage.

Has heard from Huxley who is threatening to "thin out" Mivart. Huxley is reading Francisco Suarez and finds Mivart misquotes or misunderstands him.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  15 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 103: 83–84
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7945

To Emma Darwin   [7–8 February 1845]

Summary

Mainly news of the three children.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [7–8 Feb 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 22
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-810

To Emma Darwin   [3–4 February 1845]

Summary

News of the children and books he is reading.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [3–4 Feb 1845]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (28 March 1983)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-821

From J. B. Innes to Emma Darwin   8 March 1872

Summary

Down parish and family matters.

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  8 Mar 1872
Classmark:  DAR 167: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8238

From J. D. Hooker to Emma Darwin   [13 May 1872]

Summary

Work will prevent his visiting Down as he had planned.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [13 May 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 103: 111
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8320

From J. D. Hooker to Emma Darwin   19 October 1872

Summary

On his mother’s death.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  19 Oct 1872
Classmark:  DAR 103: 124–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8565

From A. J. Cupples to Emma Darwin   8 November [1872]

Summary

Accounts of dogs that howl to music; their expression whilst so doing.

Author:  Anne Jane Cupples
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  8 Nov [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 161: 281
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8611
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