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From Emma Darwin to Roland Trimen   [22 August 1871]

Summary

CD is very unwell; will be unable to see RT.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Roland Trimen
Date:  [22 Aug 1871]
Classmark:  Royal Entomological Society (Trimen papers, box 21: 71)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7916

From Emma Darwin to John Scott   19 November [1863]

Summary

CD agrees about reversion.

The discovery of crossing in cryptogams is very interesting.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott
Date:  19 Nov [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 93: B31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4343

From Emma Darwin to Patrick Matthew   21 November [1863]

Summary

CD is too ill to write.

As for natural selection, he is more faithful to PM’s "own original child" than PM is himself. To illustrate, CD relates the metaphor of an architect selecting well-shaped stones and rejecting ill-shaped ones. [See Variation 2: 431.]

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Patrick Matthew
Date:  21 Nov [1863]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (Acc. 10963)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4344

From Emma Darwin to George Maw   28 December 1863

Summary

CD too unwell to write but has signed the [unspecified] paper and forwarded it as requested.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  George Maw
Date:  28 Dec 1863
Classmark:  Royal Horticultural Society, Lindley Library (MAW/1/11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4360

From Emma Darwin to John Scott   9 January 1864

Summary

CD thinks JS’s Primula paper is fit for publication; he will send it on to the Linnean Society.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott
Date:  9 Jan 1864
Classmark:  DAR 93: B29–30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4383

From Emma Darwin to John Scott   23 September [1863]

Summary

CD too unwell to read. JS should not send Primula paper MS until CD returns home.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott
Date:  23 Sept [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 93: B1–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4302

From Emma Darwin to John Scott   24 September [1863]

Summary

JS’s MS [of Primula paper] arrived, but CD is too ill to read it.

CD has sent JS’s paper on orchid sterility to Botanische Zeitung and to Hooker.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott
Date:  24 Sept [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 93: B3–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4304

From Emma Darwin to ?   23 October [1863?]

Summary

Apologises that CD is too unwell to do any work, but he is most interested in the frequent occurrence of inherited variations in one locality. It would have been a pleasure to visit if his health had permitted.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  23 Oct [1863?]
Classmark:  Private collection
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4321F

From Emma Darwin to Alfred Newton   4 November [1863]

Summary

CD thanks AN for the note and remarks on the partridge’s leg. CD is too ill to write a note, but will send [for] the specimen as soon as he can. [See 4326.]

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Newton
Date:  4 Nov [1863]
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library (MS Add. 9839/1D/65)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4330F

From Emma Darwin to ?   [October 1874 – April 1882]

Summary

CD cannot come to London to sit for photograph. Sends one taken by son [Leonard], which family considers the best likeness. CD would be glad to give a sitting at Down.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [Oct 1874 – April 1882]
Classmark:  Archives of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University (bMs 62.10.1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13792

From Emma Darwin to John Tyndall   7 October [1875]

Summary

An invitation to Down for Sunday 16 October.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  7 Oct [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 34 (EH 88205972)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10185F

From Emma Darwin to Albert Günther   7 April [1874]

Summary

Invites AG to stay at Down.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Date:  7 Apr [1874]
Classmark:  Shrewsbury School, Taylor Library (39)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9397

From Emma Darwin to J. B. Innes   12 October [1874]

Summary

Parish and family news.

Francis Darwin’s marriage; Francis serves as CD’s assistant.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  12 Oct [1874]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9674

From Emma Darwin to F. P. Cobbe   14 January [1875]

Summary

Explains more fully why CD cannot sign Miss Cobbe’ anti-vivisection petition.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Frances Power Cobbe
Date:  14 Jan [1875]
Classmark:  Hull University Archives, Hull History Centre (British Union for Anti-Vivisection archives: U DBV/25/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9814G

From Emma Darwin to W. D. Whitney   9 May [1875]

Summary

CD asks her to tell him how sorry he is not to be there to see Whitney today. He hopes that Whitney will give him another chance when next in England.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  William Dwight Whitney
Date:  9 May 1875
Classmark:  Yale University Library: Manuscripts and Archives (William Dwight Whitney Family Papers (MS 555): Box 22, folder 600 1875 May 6-10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9974F

From Emma Darwin to J. D. Hooker   15 February [1864]

Summary

John Scott is gratified at Bentham’s proposal that he become an associate of the Linnean Society.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  15 Feb [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 220
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4406

From Emma Wedgwood   [21–2 November 1838]

Summary

Writes lovingly of small events since he left Maer. Fears their opinions may differ on "the most important subject", religion, but is grateful for his openness about his "honest & conscientious doubts".

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [21–2 Nov 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 150
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-441

From Emma Darwin to J. D. Hooker   12 March [1864]

Summary

Request for plants.

CD’s continuing ill health.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  12 Mar [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4426

From Emma Darwin to J. D. Hooker   17 March [1864]

Summary

Request for plant.

Receipt of Oliver’s letter.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  17 Mar [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 224
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4429

From Emma Wedgwood   [25–6 November 1838]

Summary

Responds to items in CD’s letter, just received. Suggests parts of London where he might look for a house. Gives news of friends and relatives.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [25 or 26] Nov 1838
Classmark:  DAR 204: 151
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-444
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