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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 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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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 L. C. Harrison to Emma Darwin   [before 1 July 1874]

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Summary

Sends reference on Pinguicula [for CD].

Author:  Lucy Caroline Wedgwood; Lucy Caroline Harrison
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [before 1 July 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 138
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9525

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

From E. A. Darwin to Emma Darwin   9 December [1872]

Summary

Charles Landseer would like to know whether dogs have orbicular muscles.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  9 Dec [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B124–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8666

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
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