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From Emma Darwin   [19 April 1851]

Summary

Gives her reactions to CD’s reports on Anne’s health.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [19 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1405

Matches: 7 hits

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  • … From Emma Darwin   [19 April 1851] …
  • … DAR 210.13: 14 Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin Down [19 Apr 1851] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Bibliography Emma Darwin ( …
  • … 1915): Emma Darwin: a century of family letters, 1792–1896. Edited by Henrietta …
  • … one of Emma’s pet names for CD ( Emma Darwin (1915) 2: 104). Probably Erasmus Alvey …
  • … A. Thorley, who was nursing Anne. The Darwin children’s nurse ( Emma Darwin (1915) 2: 86). …

From Emma Darwin   [21 April 1851]

Summary

Discusses Anne’s sickness and her hope.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [21 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 22
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1409

Matches: 10 hits

  • … Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Emma Darwin   [21 April 1851] …
  • … See also letter from Emma Darwin, [22–3 April 1851] . …
  • … DAR 210.13: 22 Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin Down [21 Apr 1851] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Bibliography Emma Darwin ( …
  • … 1915): Emma Darwin: a century of family letters, 1792–1896. Edited by Henrietta …
  • … purgative. Nurserymaid at Down House ( Emma Darwin (1915) 2: 80–1). A sand-glass, probably …
  • … to leave Jersey, where she was staying, and come to Down ( Emma Darwin (1915) 2: 132). …
  • … According to Emma Darwin’s diary, Elizabeth arrived on Tuesday, 22 April. …
  • … of her pregnancy. Horace Darwin was born 13 May 1851. Emma had sent a message via Fanny …

From Emma Darwin   [19 April 1851]

Summary

Is hopeful about Anne after receiving an encouraging message.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [19 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1404

Matches: 9 hits

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  • … From Emma Darwin   [19 April 1851] …
  • … to Malvern in March to keep Anne company ( Emma Darwin (1915) 2: 132). …
  • … DAR 210.13: 13 Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin Down [19 Apr 1851] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Bibliography Emma Darwin ( …
  • … 1915): Emma Darwin: a century of family letters, 1792–1896. Edited by Henrietta …
  • … nursing of Anne, Emma also depended ‘on her eye for illness’ ( Emma Darwin (1915) 2: 133). …
  • … Allen was staying with Emma in Down ( Emma Darwin (1915) 2: 132). Samuel Poole Acton was …
  • … by special messenger. )’ Henrietta Emma Darwin, Anne’s younger sister, had been taken …

From Emma Darwin   [June 1861]

Summary

Describes her compassion for all his sufferings and writes of her wish that his gratitude could be offered to heaven as well as to herself. To her, the only relief is to try to believe that suffering and illness are from God’s hand "to help us to exalt our minds & to look forward with hope to a future state".

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [June 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 35
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3169

Matches: 7 hits

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  • … From Emma Darwin   [June 1861] …
  • … DAR 210.8: 35 Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin unstated [June 1861] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … et al. 27 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–. Emma Darwin ( …
  • … 1915): Emma Darwin: a century of family letters, 1792–1896. Edited by Henrietta …
  • … after their marriage ( Correspondence vol.  2, letter from Emma Darwin, [ c . February  …
  • … 1839]). See Emma Darwin (1915) 2: 173–5. Isaiah 26:3. …

From Emma Darwin   [22–3 April 1851]

Summary

Thanks CD for his Monday notes about Anne, which are much better than previous ones.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [22–3 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1410

Matches: 6 hits

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  • … From Emma Darwin   [22–3 April 1851] …
  • … DAR 210.13: 25 Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin Down [22–3 Apr 1851] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letter to Emma Darwin, [21 April 1851] , n.  2. …
  • … was first administered to Emma during the birth of Francis Darwin, 16 August 1848 ( …
  • … Leonard Darwin was born, 15 January 1850, CD himself administered chloroform to Emma ( …

From Emma Darwin   [24 April 1851]

Summary

Her reactions to Anne’s death; hopes CD may soon return.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [24 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1414

Matches: 5 hits

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  • … From Emma Darwin   [24 April 1851] …
  • … DAR 210.13: 30 Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin Down [24 Apr 1851] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letter from Emma Darwin [23 April 1851], n.  7, for Fanny Mackintosh Wedgwood’s letter …
  • … Anne’s worsening condition. See letter to Emma Darwin, [23 April 1851] . Fanny Mackintosh …

From Emma Darwin   [23 April 1851]

Summary

Tells of the hopes raised by CD’s letter of Monday regarding Anne’s health.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [23 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1411

Matches: 7 hits

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  • … From Emma Darwin   [23 April 1851] …
  • … DAR 210.13: 26 Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin Down [23 Apr 1851] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Bibliography Emma Darwin ( …
  • … 1915): Emma Darwin: a century of family letters, 1792–1896. Edited by Henrietta …
  • … Southampton before proceeding to Down ( Emma Darwin (1915) 2: 132). Caroline refers to the …
  • Darwin, then nearly 2 1 2 years old. The final paragraph, written in pencil, refers to a letter from Fanny Mackintosh Wedgwood (preserved in DAR 210.13) dated ‘Tuesday 21 st ’ (a mistake for 22 April) that reads: My dearest Emma— …

From Emma and Charles Darwin   13 May 1865

Summary

CD and ED bequeath an annuity of £50 to J. Parslow [the Darwins’ butler].

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin; Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 May 1865
Classmark:  DAR 210.10: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4832

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Darwin, C. R. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … DAR 210.10: 26 Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin Charles Robert Darwin Down 13 May 1865 Charles …
  • … paid, We desire our children to pay conjointly this annuity. — Ch. Darwin | Emma Darwin …
  • … From Emma and Charles Darwin   13 May 1865 …

From Emma Wedgwood   [3 January 1839]

Summary

Emma is surprised how quickly CD has moved into the new house and understands his feeling of triumph. Wants him and Fanny [Mrs Hensleigh] Wedgwood to settle on hiring a cook.

Is reading Mansfield Park [Jane Austen (1814)], which she finds "very suitable".

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [3 Jan 1839]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 158
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-482

Matches: 5 hits

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  • … DAR 204: 158 Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin Maer [3 Jan 1839] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Bibliography Emma Darwin ( …
  • … 1915): Emma Darwin: a century of family letters, 1792–1896. Edited by Henrietta …
  • … is preserved in DAR 219. See also Emma Darwin (1915) 1: 141–2. The excisions made from CD’ …

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

Matches: 2 hits

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  • … DAR 204: 157 Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin Maer [30 Dec 1838] Charles Robert Darwin …

From Emma Wedgwood   [9 January 1839]

Summary

Glad to have his letter; supposes she will receive only two or three more from him in her life.

Thinks he should leave the curtains for her.

Discusses Mungo Park and Sir Walter Scott’s Life.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [9 Jan 1839]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 160
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-486

Matches: 2 hits

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  • … DAR 204: 160 Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin Maer [9 Jan 1839] Charles Robert Darwin …

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

Matches: 5 hits

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  • … DAR 204: 155 Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin Maer [26 Dec 1838] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Bibliography Emma Darwin ( …
  • … 1915): Emma Darwin: a century of family letters, 1792–1896. Edited by Henrietta …
  • … Miss Farrer is identified in Emma Darwin (1915) 1: 234 n. as aunt of the first Lord …

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

Matches: 3 hits

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  • … From Emma Darwin   [ c. February 1839] …
  • … DAR 210.8: 14 Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin unstated [c. Feb 1839] Charles Robert Darwin …

From Emma Wedgwood   [25–6 November 1838]

Summary

Responds to items in CD’s letter, just received. Suggests parts of London where he might look for a house. Gives news of friends and relatives.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [25 or 26] Nov 1838
Classmark:  DAR 204: 151
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-444

Matches: 5 hits

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  • … DAR 204: 151 Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin Maer 25 Nov 1838 26 Nov 1838 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Bibliography Emma Darwin ( …
  • … 1915): Emma Darwin: a century of family letters, 1792–1896. Edited by Henrietta …
  • … Emma’s cousin, vicar of Maer since 1825. See Emma Darwin (1915) 1: 180. A reference to her …

From Emma Wedgwood   [23 January 1839]

Summary

Responds warmly to his very nice letter. CD need have no fear that she will not be as happy as he.

Again expresses uneasiness that their opinions on religion do not agree on all points. Hopes they will sympathise in their feelings on the subject.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [23 Jan 1839]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 162
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-492

Matches: 2 hits

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  • … DAR 204: 162 Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin Maer [23 Jan 1839] Charles Robert Darwin …

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

Matches: 2 hits

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  • … DAR 204: 154 Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin Maer [23 Dec 1838] Charles Robert Darwin …

From Emma Wedgwood   [20–1 January 1839]

Summary

Preparations for the wedding, various callers, and other bits of news.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [20–1 Jan 1839]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 161
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-490

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  • … DAR 204: 161 Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin Maer [20–1 Jan 1839] Charles Robert Darwin …

From Emma Wedgwood   [3 December 1838]

Summary

She agrees that London is the place to settle. She is eager to see him and full of plans.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [3 Dec 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 153
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-449

Matches: 2 hits

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  • … DAR 204: 153 Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin Maer [3 Dec 1838] Charles Robert Darwin …

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

Matches: 2 hits

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  • … DAR 204: 156 Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin Maer [29 Dec 1838] Charles Robert Darwin …

From Emma Wedgwood   [7 January 1839]

Summary

Still rejoices in having found the house they like.

Thinks he might enjoy Jenny [Jane Welsh] Carlyle’s company more away from Carlyle "as she must have her full swing in talking".

Says the wedding must be fixed for the 29th instead of the 24th.

Hopes he will look better than on his last visit.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [7 Jan 1839]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 159
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-485

Matches: 2 hits

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  • … DAR 204: 159 Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin Maer [7 Jan 1839] Charles Robert Darwin …
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