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From Emma Darwin to V. L. Isitt   [before 17 September 1871]

Summary

Feels it unlikely that CD could employ a secretary but he is prepared to experiment if Miss I. would care to come to Down for a period.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Virginia Lavinia Isitt
Date:  [before 17 Sept 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 101
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7410

From John Brodie Innes to Emma Darwin   16 January [1864]

Summary

Urges Emma to bring CD to hydropathic establishment at Forres.

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  16 Jan [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 167: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4387

From J. B. Innes to Emma Darwin   23 January [1864]

Summary

Family affairs.

Mrs Innes’ brother-in-law has died.

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  23 Jan [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 167: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4395

To Emma Wedgwood   [21 November 1838]

Summary

Recounts his misadventures on the train journey back to London. Tells of a visit to the FitzRoys and a friendly letter from Lyell. Whether CD and Emma should live in central London or in the suburbs is a perplexing problem, much discussed by relatives and friends.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [21 Nov 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8:5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-440

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

To Emma Wedgwood   [27 November 1838]

Summary

CD and Erasmus continue to search for a house in central London. They have tea with the Carlyles.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [27 Nov 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-445

From Emma Wedgwood   [30 November 1838]

Summary

Has accepted the Hensleigh Wedgwoods’ invitation to go to London with them; can look at houses with CD. She wishes to avoid extravagance; asks him to choose three or four for her to see.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [30 Nov 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 152
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-447

From Emma Darwin to J. D. Hooker   [28 April 1864]

Summary

Emma prepares JDH for his visit to Wedgwood factory and Barlaston.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [28 Apr 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 232
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4473

To Emma Wedgwood   [30 November – 1 December 1838]

Summary

His search for a London house. He visits the Lyells, who give solemn advice to choose their London acquaintances carefully.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [30 Nov - 1 Dec 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-448

From Emma Darwin to W. D. Fox   [6 May 1864]

Summary

CD has been so ill they must discourage visit by WDF. Recovering slowly with new treatment.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [6 May 1864]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 143)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4487

From Emma Wedgwood   [3 December 1838]

Summary

She agrees that London is the place to settle. She is eager to see him and full of plans.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [3 Dec 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 153
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-449

From Emma Darwin to W. D. Fox   16 May [1864]

Summary

Urges WDF to send trap he has invented to the exhibition and competition of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Advertisement of Brailsford’s Patent Vermin Trap enclosed.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  16 May [1864]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 144)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4497

From Emma Darwin to W. E. Darwin   [17 May 1864]

Summary

CD says Meneanthes is now in flower.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [17 May 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 219.1: 80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4498F

To Emma Wedgwood   [14 November 1838]

Summary

In his first letter after their engagement, CD reports on the happy reception of the news by his family. He hopes she will not find life with him solitary and dull after the lively social life of Maer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [14 Nov 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-437

From E. A. Darwin to Emma Darwin   30 [March 1864?]

Summary

Sends Effie’s [K. E. Wedgwood] letter;

recounts other family news.

Is interested in CD’s thoughts on podophyllin.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  30 [Mar 1864?]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B118
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4374

From Emma Darwin to J. D. Hooker   [7 December 1863]

Summary

CD too ill to write.

Has evidence of long life of seed transported on a partridge’s foot.

Sends a squib by Samuel Butler on the Origin.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [7 Dec 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 215
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4351
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