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To G. H. Darwin   [after 25 February 1879]

Summary

Frank [Darwin] has found a Trifolium remarkable for "bloom", but it was not in flower. If GHD knows where it grows, could he dig up the whole plant?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [after 25 Feb 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 76
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10342

From G. H. Darwin   3 March 1879

Summary

Thanks CD [for his increased allowance?].

Writes of his tour [in Algeria].

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Mar 1879
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 73
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11914

From W. D. Fox to G. H. Darwin   15 April [1879]

Summary

Fears he cannot give much information for CD’s book [Erasmus Darwin]. Recounts how his mother’s health was improved by Erasmus Darwin’s treatment. Remembers being attacked as a boy by an angry lady whose beautiful teeth were extracted by Dr Darwin "to cure some nervous spasms".

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  15 Apr [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 99: 175–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11995

To G. H. Darwin   19 April [1879]

Summary

Thanks him for his efforts. CD cared most about the letter to Thomas Okes [see Erasmus Darwin, pp. 14–15]. "Cannot think who the calumnious article cd have been about [in?] 1802."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  19 Apr [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 77
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12004

From W. D. Fox to G. H. Darwin   21 April [1879]

Summary

Has no letters or papers [of Erasmus Darwin].

Suggests CD cite some of Erasmus Darwin’s poems to answer the charge of atheism [see Erasmus Darwin, p. 44].

Recounts a story of a remarkable cure by Dr Darwin, showing his sagacity and daring.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  21 Apr [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 99: 177–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12006

From Richard Okes to G. H. Darwin   29 April 1879

Summary

Thinks King’s College Library may have the letters of his grandfather [Thomas Okes of Exeter]. [See Erasmus Darwin, p. 14.]

Author:  Richard Okes
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  29 Apr 1879
Classmark:  DAR 99: 192–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12016

To [G. H. Darwin]   [12 July 1879?]

Summary

Reginald Darwin’s pleasure at receiving some old family information.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [12 July 1879?]
Classmark:  DAR 210.18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12022

From G. H. Darwin   [before 3 May 1879]

Summary

Encloses some references [missing] to information on Dr Erasmus Darwin.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 3 May 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 74
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12026

To G. H. Darwin   3 May [1879]

Summary

Asks GHD to look in Cambridge University Library for Monthly Magazine articles containing a malicious calumny concerning Dr [Erasmus] D[arwin] [see Erasmus Darwin, pp. 65–70].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  3 May [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 78
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12028

To G. H. Darwin   5 May [1879]

Summary

Asks GHD to look for a life of Sir Henry Rayburn [Raeburn] "who is spoken of as famous and who painted Charles Darwin [1758–1778] when dead". Asks why he painted the corpse.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  5 May [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 79
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12033

From G. H. Darwin   5 May 1879

Summary

Sends CD an article on Dr Erasmus Darwin [from Monthly Magazine, see 12028].

Tells of a "discovery" he has made about taking observations of the sun. Does not know yet whether it is new.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 May 1879
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 75
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12034

To G. H. Darwin   7 May [1879]

Summary

A big book arrived for GHD before CD left Down. Hopes it is Thomson and Tait [Treatise on natural philosophy, 2 vols., 2d ed. (1869)]. It shows what they think of GHD.

Thinks it grand if GHD has made a correction about "such an old sinner as the Sun" and hopes his arithmetic on his old subject will turn out right.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  7 May [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12036

From G. H. Darwin   10 May 1879

Summary

Sends abstracts of more articles [on Dr Erasmus Darwin] from Monthly Magazine.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 May 1879
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 76
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12048

To G. H. Darwin   [11 May 1879]

Summary

CD is particularly obliged for the copy of Maria Edgeworth’s letter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [11 May 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 81
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12049

To G. H. Darwin   15 May [1879]

Summary

Sends some queries connected with his writing of the biographical preface to Erasmus Darwin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  15 May [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 82
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12054

To G. H. Darwin   31 May [1879]

Summary

Sends a letter [missing] on the chance that GHD might give the writer information about tides.

Rejoices at GHD’s friendship with Sir W. Thomson and grand vein of research he has struck on.

First draft of life of Dr [Erasmus] D[arwin] is nearly finished.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  31 May [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 83
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12073

From G. H. Darwin   24 June 1879

Summary

Sends results of his researches on the Darwin family at the Record Office.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 June 1879
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 77
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12116

To G. H. Darwin   25 June [1879]

Summary

Comments in jocular vein on GHD’s "Darwin discoveries" about their ancestors.

Emma says CD needs a change and rest.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  25 June [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 84
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12119

To G. H. Darwin   7 [July 1879]

Summary

Francis wants a copy of a book on "Shakespeare’s merry tales" to present to a friend in Würzburg.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  7 [July 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 85
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12135

To G. H. Darwin   8 [July 1879]

Summary

Inquires concerning a possibility of searching old deeds about the Darwin family history.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  8 [July 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 86
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12137
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