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From Henry Bence Jones to Emma Darwin   1 October [1867]

Summary

CD’s sudden temporary failure of memory and his eczema are not serious and would be relieved by rest and good diet.

Author:  Henry Bence Jones
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  1 Oct [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 168: 78
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5639

To Emma Darwin   [5 April 1840]

Summary

An amusing description of his railway journey to Shrewsbury.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [5 Apr 1840]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-564

From J. D. Hooker to Emma Darwin   11 December 1867

Summary

Would like to come to Down on 20th or 21st.

Woolner is unwell.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  11 Dec 1867
Classmark:  DAR 102: 185
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5724

From W. E. Darwin to Emma Darwin   [25 January 1868]

Summary

Expresses his pleasure at GHD’s degree.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [25 Jan 1868]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 33)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5798F

From Sarah Elizabeth Wedgwood to Emma Darwin   [30 March – 12 April 1868]

Summary

Observations on the first appearance of tears in a baby.

Author:  Sarah Elizabeth (Elizabeth) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [30 Mar – 12 Apr 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5830

From Cicely Mary Hawkshaw to Emma Darwin   9 February [1868]

Summary

Too late to observe baby’s tears.

Author:  Hawkshaw, C. M. W.
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  9 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 121
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5855

From William Erasmus Darwin to Emma Darwin   28 February [1868]

Summary

Crying in babies.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  28 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 86
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5952

To Emma Darwin   [1 July 1841]

Summary

Family news. Mainly concerned about Doddy’s [W. E. Darwin’s] health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [1 July 1841]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-600

To Emma Darwin   [3 July 1841]

Summary

The happy family life at Shrewsbury. CD is looking so well his father would not have known there was anything the matter with him. The year’s accounts come to £1380.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [3 July 1841]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-601

From Henrietta Anne Huxley to Emma Darwin   22 March [1867]

Summary

Observed expression in her baby for CD.

Author:  Henrietta Anne Huxley
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  22 Mar [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 287
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6039

From C. M. Hawkshaw to Emma Darwin   12 April 1868

Summary

Observations on expression in her baby daughter.

Author:  Cicely Mary Hawkshaw
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  12 Apr 1868
Classmark:  DAR 166: 122
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6112

To Emma Darwin   [8 March 1842]

Summary

Family news from Shrewsbury.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [8 Mar 1842]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-622

To Emma Darwin   [13 March 1842]

Summary

News of family and of his stay at Shrewsbury.

Calculates the newly instituted income tax will mean £30 per annum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [13 Mar 1842]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-623

To Emma Darwin   [9 May 1842]

Summary

Is "stomachy and be-blue-devilled" because of costs of publishing [Zoology and Coral reefs]. Wonders how the remainder [of the Zoology and Geology of "Beagle"] can be published without taking £200 or £300 out of their personal funds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [9 May 1842]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-626

From Emma Darwin to J. B. Innes   24 June [1874]

Summary

Kind to send seeds of Aquilegia Brodii. Gives news on her sons. Glad of recent rain to help the hay.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  24 June [1874]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6405F

From Alice Bonham-Carter to Emma Darwin   25 January [1870]

Summary

Sends a translation of two sentences [on floral structure] as requested by Henrietta Darwin.

Author:  Alice Bonham-Carter
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  25 Jan [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 240
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6576

From J. D. Hooker to Emma Darwin   29 March 1869

Summary

Pleased to come on 17th.

Is arranging the Aucuba experiment.

Sends some letters for CD’s perusal.

Asks what CD thinks of Huxley’s address [Q. J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 25 (1869): xxviii–liii].

Would be glad to have Drosophyllum plants.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  29 Mar 1869
Classmark:  DAR 103: 12–13; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Directors’ Correspondence 188: 141–2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6685

From Frances Harriet Hooker to Emma Darwin   24 September [1868]

Summary

Thinks J. D. Hooker and Asa Gray will not be able to visit Down until after the 12th.

Author:  Frances Harriet Hooker
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  24 Sept [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 104: 229–30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6907

To Emma Darwin   [12–24 October 1843]

Summary

News of the Shrewsbury family. He cannot get his father to sympathise with the numbness in his finger ends or his fears of "ruin and extravagance".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [12–24 Oct 1843]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-704

To Emma Darwin   [3 June 1844]

Summary

Arrangements for Emma’s return to Down.

CD has been "wonderfully strong".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [3 June 1844]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 23
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-726
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