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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

From G. H. Darwin   10 July 1879

Summary

Has written to Col. J. L. Chester [genealogist] to ask whether he would like to see the deeds [for Darwin genealogy, see Emma Darwin 2: 237].

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 July 1879
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 79
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12145

To G. H. Darwin   12 July 1879

Summary

CD thinks nothing had better be done about the deeds at present.

Henrietta thinks Erasmus Darwin almost too dull to publish.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  12 July 1879
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 87
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12149

From G. H. Darwin   13 July 1879

Summary

Sorry to hear Henrietta’s opinion of the [Erasmus Darwin] proofs. GHD did not think it dull. He makes some suggestions.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 July 1879
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12154

To G. H. Darwin   [31 July 1879]

Summary

Asks GHD to send name and address of tailor from whom he got the [LL.D.] gown to W. B. Richmond.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [31 July 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 88
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12206

From G. H. Darwin   [30 November 1879]

Summary

Erasmus thinks CD should give a copy of Erasmus Darwin to Henry Parker.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [30 Nov 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 81
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12240

To G. H. Darwin   29 January [1880]

Summary

Sorry to hear of his illness.

On his visit to J. F. McLennan, GHD might tell him that CD thinks A. R. Wallace would work up McLennan’s materials conscientiously.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  29 Jan [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12441

To G. H. Darwin   21 [February 1880]

Summary

Nature [21 (1880): 382] has an item about tremors and earth movements in Japan.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  21 [Feb 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12496

From G. H. Darwin   4 March 1880

Summary

Writes on family matters and researches.

Mentions construction of a pendulum

and completion of a paper he will send to the Royal Society.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Mar 1880
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 82
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12510

To G. H. Darwin   5 March [1880]

Summary

The Colonel [J. L. Chester] is pleased [see 12509].

Jos[iah Wedgwood III] is dying.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  5 Mar [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12514

From G. H. Darwin   6 March 1880

Summary

Has sent off paper to the Royal Society

and begun work on a new problem which he feels contains the meaning of Bode’s Law, concerning the mean distances of the planets from the sun. There are mathematical difficulties, however, which he may be unable to surmount.

Will get to work on the pendulum next week.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Mar 1880
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 83
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12518

From G. H. Darwin   28 May 1880

Summary

Writes of a Mrs Noel, who is annoyed with CD’s neglect of Erasmus Darwin’s brother, W[illiam] A[lvey] D[arwin I], [in Erasmus Darwin].

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 May 1880
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 84
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12617

To G. H. Darwin   30 May [1880]

Summary

Discusses GHD’s genealogical researches

and his health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  30 May [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 93
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12619

To G. H. Darwin   11 June [1880?]

Summary

Some essays have arrived for GHD.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  11 June [1880?]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 94
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12628

From G. H. Darwin   [July 1880?]

Summary

Unable to acquire pure trypsin. W. F. Kühne is probably the only man who had it. Will send an almost pure sample out of which A. S. Lea makes pancreatic ferment.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [July 1880?]
Classmark:  DAR 64.2: 94
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12644

From G. H. Darwin   27 July 1880

Summary

Asks CD’s advice on how to answer a letter requesting his endorsement of Wrigley, his former teacher at Clapham School.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 July 1880
Classmark:  DAR 64.2: 94; DAR 210.2: 85
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12668
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