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From Charles and Emma Darwin to F. J. Wedgwood   [March 1871?]

Summary

A draft letter [but sent in the original state by Emma Darwin]. Approves of FJW’s notice of his views.

CD has slightly revised parts in view of both approving and disapproving critics, but still remains convinced about his fundamental notions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin; Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Frances Julia (Snow) Wedgwood
Date:  [Mar 1871?]
Classmark:  V&A / Wedgwood Collection (MS W/M 57–31570)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8127

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

From Emma Darwin to F. P. Cobbe   [25 February 1871]

Summary

Discusses CD’s and her own views on ‘moral sense’.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Frances Power Cobbe
Date:  [25 Feb 1871]
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (CB 390)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7516F

From H. E. Darwin to Emma Darwin   [March 1871]

Summary

Possible quotations about shame for CD.

Author:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [Mar 1871]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 22)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7605G

To Emma Darwin   5 July 1844

Summary

Asks that in the event of his death, Emma should have the sketch of his species theory edited and published. Suggests possible editors, among them Lyell, Edward Forbes, and J. D. Hooker. [CD annotation on cover: "Hooker by far best man to edit my species volume Aug 1854".]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  5 July 1844
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Special Collections MSS DAR A4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-761

From Emma Darwin to F. P. Cobbe   [7 April 1871]

Summary

CD is reading the Theological Review (Cobbe 1871) with the greatest interest and attention.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Frances Power Cobbe
Date:  [7 Apr 1871]
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (CB 388)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7666F

From Emma Darwin to F. P. Cobbe   [14 April 1871]

Summary

Thanks for FPC’s book (presumablyAlone to the alone: prayers for theists (Cobbe ed. 1871)).

CD much interested in article ‘Darwinism in morals’ in the Theological Review (Cobbe 1871).

CDs and FPC’s views on moral sense in hive bees, and an article in the Pall Mal Gazette ([Morley] 1871b).

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Frances Power Cobbe
Date:  [14 Apr 1871]
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (CB 389)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7684F

From E. M. Bonham-Carter to Emma Darwin?   [2–5 June 1871]

Summary

Further observations on expression of her dog.

Author:  Bonham-Carter, E. M.
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [2-5 June 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 243
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7786

To Emma Darwin   [20 or 27 October 1844]

Summary

Has been discussing wills and other legal matters with his father.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [20 or 27] Oct 1844
Classmark:  Emma Darwin 2: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-783

From Emma Wedgwood   [23 December 1838]

Summary

Describes the journey home and the long talks on their return. No maid has been found, so he should engage the one she saw, "for ten guineas & tea & sugar a year". She thought CD looked unwell and overtired.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [23 Dec 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 154
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-460

From Emma Wedgwood   [26 December 1838]

Summary

Responds to his "business letter" about the maids, then chides herself for feeling dull and disagreeable when she has had everything all her life.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [26 Dec 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 155
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-462

To Emma Wedgwood   [29 December 1838]

Summary

The house at 12 Upper Gower Street is theirs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [29 Dec 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-463

From Emma Wedgwood   [29 December 1838]

Summary

Is delighted to learn they have "Macaw Cottage" [12 Upper Gower Street] – their second choice; hopes they have disposed of the dead dog in the garden. Much family news.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [29 Dec 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 156
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-464

From Emma Wedgwood   [30 December 1838]

Summary

Seeks to persuade CD to leave town at once, go to Shrewsbury for doctoring and some rest, then come to Maer for more rest, for he has looked "so unwell". She knows it must be hard for him to be unable to do his work.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [30 Dec 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 157
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-465

To Emma Wedgwood   [31 December 1838 –] 1 January 1839

Summary

Has moved into the Gower Street house. Is pleased with it and its location.

Hopes to be able to finish his Glen Roy paper soon.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [31 Dec 1838 –] 1 Jan 1839
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-466

From E. A. Darwin to Emma Darwin   11 November [1863]

Summary

CD’s Copley Medal. The numbers were ten to eight in CD’s favour but the Cambridge men mustered strongly for Sedgwick.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  11 Nov [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B116–17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4671

From Emma Darwin   [c. February 1839]

Summary

Discusses CD’s religious doubts. Fears his work may lead him to discount what cannot be proved, and advises that there are some things which, "if true are likely to be above our comprehension" and "that there is a danger in giving up revelation".

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. Feb 1839]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-471

From Alice Bonham-Carter to Emma Darwin   21 December [1864]

Summary

Sends a translation by Mr Noel [not found] of C. B. von Cotta’s views on CD’s and Lyell’s work.

Author:  Alice Bonham-Carter
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  21 Dec [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 241
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4722

From Emma Darwin to Elinor Mary Bonham-Carter   23 December [1864]

Summary

CD sends thanks to Mr Noel for allowing him to see article [sent by Alice Bonham-Carter, see 4722]. CD is pleased at Bernhard von Cotta’s remarks on species; very few of the older distinguished geologists have so favourable a view of his work. He was particularly pleased to read Cotta’s remarks on the azoic formations.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Bonham-Carter, E. M.
Date:  23 Dec [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 442
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4723
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