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From W. E. Darwin to Emma and/or Charles Darwin   c. 20–5 September 1877

Summary

Description of their English dinner companions at a foreign hotel.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin; Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  c. 20-25 Sept 1877
Classmark:  DAR 210.5: 18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11146F

Matches: 5 hits

  • Darwin, Emma
  • … DAR 210.5: 18 William Erasmus Darwin c. 20-25 Sept 1877 Charles Robert Darwin Emma
  • … From W.  E.  Darwin to Emma and/or Charles Darwin   c .  20–5 September 1877 …
  • … Wedgwood/Emma Darwin
  • … Darwin, W. E. Darwin, C. R. Wedgwood, Emma

From W. E. Darwin to Emma Darwin   [after 30 September 1867]

Summary

Sends the information about Rouse the tutor.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [after Sept 1867]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 29)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5636F

Matches: 5 hits

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

Matches: 5 hits

From W. E. Darwin to Emma Darwin   8 August [1862]

Summary

WED thinks Bournemouth a suitable holiday destination for ED and CD.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  8 Aug [1862]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3674F

Matches: 5 hits

From W. E. Darwin to Charles and Emma Darwin   22 July 1880

Summary

Returns Geikie’s letter; is glad he has accepted settlement of gravel through melting of snow. Is trudging around with hammer and bag with help of Ramsay’s book. Describes visits to Kenilworth and Stratford. Sara consulted a physician. Called on Reginald D. and enjoyed meeting relations and seeing picture of Erasmus. Reginald very taken with George.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin; Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  22 July 1880
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 76)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12665F

Matches: 5 hits

  • Darwin, Emma
  • … William Erasmus Darwin Buckingham House, Buxton 22 July 1880 Charles Robert Darwin Emma
  • … From W. E. Darwin to Charles and Emma Darwin   22 July 1880 …
  • … Wedgwood/Emma Darwin
  • … Darwin, W. E. Darwin, C. R. Wedgwood, Emma

From W. E. Darwin to Emma Darwin   26 October [1877]

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  26 Oct [1877]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 63)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11209F

Matches: 5 hits

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

Matches: 6 hits

  • Darwin, Emma
  • … From William Erasmus Darwin to Emma Darwin   28 February [1868] …
  • … Wedgwood/Emma Darwin
  • … DAR 162: 86 William Erasmus Darwin Southampton 28 Feb [1868] Emma
  • … was the home of Josiah Wedgwood III, Emma Darwin’s brother, and Caroline Sarah Wedgwood, …
  • Darwin, W. E. Wedgwood, Emma

From W. E. Darwin   5 March [1868]

Summary

Crying in babies.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Mar [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 87
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5981

Matches: 3 hits

  • … letter and the letter from W.  E.  Darwin to Emma Darwin, 28 February [1868]. CD’s letter …
  • … CD’s behalf (see letter from W.  E.  Darwin to Emma Darwin, 28 February [1868] and n.  6). …
  • … See letter from W.  E.  Darwin to Emma Darwin, 28 February [1868] and n.   5. The …

From W. E. Darwin   [12 or 19 July 1877]

Summary

Discusses an experiment.

His dogs appear to have rabies.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [12 or 19] July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 210.5: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10743

Matches: 4 hits

  • … s housekeeper (letter from Sara Darwin to Emma Darwin, [3 December 1877] (DAR 210.5: 23)). …
  • … was William’s manservant (letter from Emma Darwin to Leonard Darwin, 12 November [1876] ( …
  • … infection with hydrophobia. In a letter to Emma Darwin of [24 July 1877] (DAR 210.5: 15, …
  • … Jet certainly had hydrophobia. CD and Emma Darwin stayed with William until Wednesday 4 …

From W. E. Darwin   [19 February 1871]

Summary

Thanks CD for copy of Descent. Is considering running for School Board.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [19 Feb 1871]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 39)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7489F

Matches: 4 hits

  • … vol. 16, letter from W. E. Darwin to Emma Darwin, 28 February [1868], and letter from W. …
  • … see the letter from W. E. Darwin, 6 February 1871 . Henrietta Emma Darwin had an attack …
  • … of measles in January (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). Following the Elementary Education …
  • … Erasmus Alvey Darwin lived at 6 Queen Anne Street, London. CD and Emma stayed at Erasmus’s …

From W. E. Darwin   [5 and 8? April 1868]

Summary

Langstaff has seen no trace of blushing on the body.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 and 8 Apr 1868
Classmark:  DAR 162: 81; Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 34)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6149

Matches: 2 hits

  • … in Dorset in 1848 (see Correspondence vol. 4, Appendix I; Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). …
  • … The letter from Emma Darwin has not been found. …

From W. E. Darwin   8 July [1862]

Summary

WED reports on studying the pollen of grass and Valerian through his microscope.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 July [1862]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3644F

Matches: 3 hits

  • … mentioned that CD was better and that Emma Darwin had suggested that he wear a beard. In …
  • … face terribly inflamed’ (letter from Emma Darwin to W. E. Darwin, [ c. 27 April 1862] (DAR …
  • … to W. E. Darwin, 4 [July 1862] ). Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242) records that Leonard ‘went …

From W. E. Darwin   [23 June 1866]

Summary

Ovules of males of two forms [of Rhamnus catharticus?] are abortive and both females have incomplete stamens.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [23 June 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 109: A75
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4962

Matches: 2 hits

  • … E.  Darwin, 21 June [1866] and n.  4. Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242) records a ‘feverish …
  • … 22 June [1866] , and by the reference to Emma Darwin’s poor health (see n.  5, below). In  …

From W. E. Darwin   15 August 1871

Summary

Sends on letter from Hacon about Captain Litchfield’s will.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Aug 1871
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 45)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7904F

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Richard Buckley Litchfield, Henrietta Emma Darwin’s fiancé, had died in 1865. He divided …
  • … the marriage settlement for Henrietta Emma Darwin, who became engaged to Richard Buckley …
  • … the couple married on 31 August 1871 ( Emma Darwin (1915) 2: 204). For details of the …

From W. E. Darwin   [1 August 1862]

Summary

Suggests sending plant specimens. Asks about visit of Emma and the boys.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 Aug 1862]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 13)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3585G

Matches: 4 hits

  • … of [late July 1862] (DAR 219.1: 59), Emma Darwin reported that Susan Elizabeth Darwin, CD’ …
  • … due to arrive on 1 August (letter from Emma Darwin to W. E. Darwin, [late July 1862] (DAR …
  • … end of Francis and George’s stay (letter from Emma Darwin to W. E. Darwin, [July 1862? ] ( …
  • Emma had previously written to say that Jessie Brodie, who had been William and Anne Elizabeth Darwin’ …

From W. E. Darwin   14 June [1862]

Summary

WED’s travel plans; an insect he has observed on Orchis maculata.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 June [1862]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3604F

Matches: 3 hits

  • … June 1862] ( Correspondence vol. 10). Emma Darwin and Horace Darwin had returned to Down …
  • … 12 June because he had scarlet fever. (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242). ) CD had asked for …
  • … William’s observation. Etty: Henrietta Emma Darwin. The Hampshire Advertiser , 31 May …

From W. E. Darwin   [April–May 1865]

Summary

Sends camera outlines of pollen. Thinks the red longstyled ones are more sterile than the yellow.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Apr–May 1865]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 20)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4506F

Matches: 3 hits

  • … tutor, George Varenne Reed, curate of Hayes, Kent (letter from Emma Darwin to H. E. …
  • … Darwin, [25 March 1865] (DAR 219.9: 23); Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). Prior to this, …
  • … 1865. Horace Darwin went to Clapham Grammar School in spring 1865 after Emma had consulted …

From W. E. Darwin   5 August 1862

Summary

Has read CD’s long letter on Lythrum and agrees with it. Is examining the pollen of the different types.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Aug 1862
Classmark:  DAR 27.2 (ser. 2): 32 bis, DAR 162: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3683

Matches: 3 hits

  • … s letter has not been found; however, Emma Darwin discussed the ‘account of Bournemouth’, …
  • … in 1862 ( Trollope 1862 ). The letter from Emma Darwin has not been found. Susan Elizabeth …
  • … is near Bournemouth in Hampshire. Emma Darwin added a postscript to the letter to W.  E.   …

From W. E. Darwin   12 February [1862]

Summary

Discusses his new microscope.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Feb [1862]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3443F

Matches: 3 hits

  • … ibid. ). The letter from Henrietta Emma Darwin has not been found. In January 1862, …
  • … he was taken to see the London physician Edward Headland (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). …
  • … Possibly the letter from Emma Darwin to W. E. Darwin, [3 February 1862] (DAR 219.1: 48). …

From W. E. Darwin   [19 May 1864]

Summary

Sends specimens of Menyanthes with observations and drawings [see Forms of flowers, p. 115].

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [19 May 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 110: B43–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4502

Matches: 3 hits

  • … See letter from Emma Darwin to W.  E.  Darwin, [17 May 1864] . By ‘Banting’, William may …
  • … DAR 117: 83). A copy of the notes, in Emma Darwin’s hand, is in DAR 110: B11. CD reported …
  • … to Down from 21 to 25 April 1864 ( see Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). The diagram is …
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