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From E. F. Lubbock to Emma Darwin   [c. 29 November 1873]

Summary

Wants the Anthropological Society renamed the Ethnological Society. Is trying to raise funds toward payment of the Society’s debt.

Author:  Ellen Frances Hordern; Ellen Frances Lubbock
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [c. 29 November 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 170: 16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8700

From E. A. Darwin to Emma Darwin   24 April [1873]

Summary

Lady Lyell has died of typhoid.

Herbert Spencer is anxious to know about the state of affairs [fund for Huxley].

Edinburgh Review article [review of Expression, Edinburgh Rev. 137 (1873): 492–528] is "a thoroughly nasty unfair review as ever I read".

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  24 Apr [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B88
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8874

From Emma Darwin to G. S. Ffinden   [22? November 1873]

Summary

Darwins and Lubbocks wish to continue using the school room as a Reading Room for workers in the winter months and asks Ffinden to support them.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  George Sketchley Ffinden
Date:  [22? November 1873]
Classmark:  Bromley Historic Collections, Bromley Central Library (P/123/25/3/1/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9121F

From G. H. Darwin to Emma Darwin   [before 24 November 1873]

Summary

Describes a seance attended by George Darwin and Myers.

Author:  James William Colvile
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [before 24 November 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9157F

From G. S. Ffinden to Emma Darwin   24 December 1873

Summary

Answers Emma Darwin’s request that the school room be used in the winter as a Reading Room. Protests the Darwins approaching the Education Department directly.

Author:  George Sketchley Ffinden
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  24 Dec 1873
Classmark:  Bromley Historic Collections, Bromley Central Library (P/123/25/3/5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9189F
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