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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

  • … Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Darwin, C. R. …
  • … 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

  • … Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Darwin, C. R. …
  • … 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

  • … Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Darwin, C. R. …
  • … 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 to G. H. Darwin   [14 October 1881]

Summary

Arrangements for the disposal of the contents of Erasmus Alvey Darwin’s house at 6 Queen Anne Street, London.

The text on EAD’s gravestone.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [14 Oct 1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.3: 24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13400F

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Darwin, G. H. …
  • … From Emma Darwin to G. H. Darwin   [14 October 1881] …
  • … DAR 210.3: 24 Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin Down [14 Oct 1881] George Howard Darwin …

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

  • … Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Darwin, C. R. …
  • … 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

  • … Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Darwin, C. R. …
  • … 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 to John Scott   23 September [1863]

Summary

CD too unwell to read. JS should not send Primula paper MS until CD returns home.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott
Date:  23 Sept [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 93: B1–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4302

Matches: 7 hits

  • … Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Scott, John …
  • … From Emma Darwin to John Scott   23 September [1863] …
  • … DAR 93: B1–2 Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin Malvern 23 Sept [1863] John Scott …
  • … his return home when he will write himself— I am dear Sir | Yours truly | Emma Darwin
  • … is established by the address; according to Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), CD stayed at …
  • … Scott, 21 September [1863] . According to Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), CD was repeatedly …
  • … 23 September 1863. See also letter from Emma Darwin to W.  D.  Fox, [29 September 1863] . …

From Emma Darwin to ?   [October 1874 – April 1882]

Summary

CD cannot come to London to sit for photograph. Sends one taken by son [Leonard], which family considers the best likeness. CD would be glad to give a sitting at Down.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [Oct 1874 – April 1882]
Classmark:  Archives of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University (bMs 62.10.1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13792

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Unidentified …
  • … From Emma Darwin to ?    [October 1874 – April 1882] …
  • … Harvard University (bMs 62.10.1) Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin Down [Oct 1874 – April 1882] …

From Emma Darwin to W. E. Darwin   [17 May 1864]

Summary

CD says Meneanthes is now in flower.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [17 May 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 219.1: 80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4498F

Matches: 9 hits

  • … Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Darwin, W. E. …
  • … From Emma Darwin to W.  E.  Darwin   [17 May 1864] …
  • … DAR 219.1: 80 Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin [17 May 1864] William Erasmus Darwin …
  • … her nephew Edmund Langton. According to Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), William and George …
  • … B52). See also Correspondence vol.  11, letter from Charles and Emma Darwin to W.  E.   …
  • … 4 May 1863]. In her diary (DAR 242), Emma Darwin noted the hot weather on 17 and 18  …
  • … May 1864. According to Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242) her sister Sarah Elizabeth Wedgwood …
  • Emma’s nephew, was suffering from incurable cancer (see letter from E.  A.  Darwin, [15? …
  • Darwins were on visiting terms (see, for example, Correspondence vol.  10, letter from R.  M. Rolfe, 28 November 1862). Emma

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

  • … Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Darwin, C. R. …
  • … 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 Darwin to J. B. Innes   24 December [1880]

Summary

News of the opening of the reading room at Down. CD is pleased Innes was interested in his book; both Innes’s facts are new to him.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  24 Dec [1880]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12935F

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Innes, J. B. …
  • … From Emma Darwin to J.  B. Innes   24 December [1880] …
  • … Robert M. Stecher collection) Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin 24 Dec [1880] John Brodie Innes …

From Emma Darwin to G. S. Ffinden   [22? November 1873]

Summary

Darwins and Lubbocks wish to continue using the school room as a Reading Room for workers in the winter months and asks Ffinden to support them.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  George Sketchley Ffinden
Date:  [22? November 1873]
Classmark:  Bromley Historic Collections, Bromley Central Library (P/123/25/3/1/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9121F

Matches: 7 hits

  • … Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Ffinden, G. S. …
  • … the school assembles. With kind regards to Mrs Ffinden | very truly yours | Emma Darwin
  • … From Emma Darwin to G.  S.  Ffinden   [22? November 1873] …
  • … Central Library (P/123/25/3/1/1) Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin Down [22? November 1873] George …
  • … of a dispute with Ffinden over the use of the schoolroom in a letter from Emma Darwin to …
  • … see the letter from E.  F.  Lubbock to Emma Darwin, [ c . 29 November 1873] and n.  2, the …
  • … Horace Darwin, postmarked ‘29 November 1873’ (DAR 258: 585). Emma was in London from 8 to …

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

  • … Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Darwin, C. R. …
  • … 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 Darwin to J. D. Hooker   [20 April 1882]

Summary

Informs JDH of CD’s death.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [20 Apr 1882]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (JDH/2/1/6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13769F

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Hooker, J. D. …
  • … From Emma Darwin to J.  D.  Hooker   [20 April 1882] …
  • … Gardens, Kew (JDH/2/1/6) Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin Down [20 Apr 1882] Joseph Dalton Hooker …

From Emma Darwin to V. L. Isitt   [before 17 September 1871]

Summary

Feels it unlikely that CD could employ a secretary but he is prepared to experiment if Miss I. would care to come to Down for a period.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Virginia Lavinia Isitt
Date:  [before 17 Sept 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 101
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7410

Matches: 7 hits

  • … Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Isitt, V. L. …
  • … From Emma Darwin to V.  L.  Isitt   [before 17 September 1871] …
  • … DAR 96: 101 Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin unstated [before 17 Sept 1871] Virginia Lavinia …
  • … is established by the reference in Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242) to Isitt’s visit from 18  …
  • … Jesse, Alfred Tennyson’s sister (Wedgwood and Wedgwood 1980 ; letter from Emma Darwin to …
  • … Henrietta Emma Darwin, [17 September 1871] (DAR 219.9: 95)). Isitt only stayed for two …
  • … probably stayed at Down House with the Darwin family; Emma wrote to her daughter Henrietta …

From Emma Darwin to John Tyndall   7 October [1875]

Summary

An invitation to Down for Sunday 16 October.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  7 Oct [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 34 (EH 88205972)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10185F

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Tyndall, John …
  • … From Emma Darwin to John Tyndall   7 October [1875] …
  • … DAR 261.8: 34 (EH 88205972) Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin 7 Oct [1875] John Tyndall …
  • … have a remnant of summer to receive you. Believe me | very truly yours | Emma Darwin. …
  • … visit (see n. 2, below). According to Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), Thomas Henry Huxley, …

From Emma Darwin to Alfred Newton   4 November [1863]

Summary

CD thanks AN for the note and remarks on the partridge’s leg. CD is too ill to write a note, but will send [for] the specimen as soon as he can. [See 4326.]

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Newton
Date:  4 Nov [1863]
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library (MS Add. 9839/1D/65)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4330F

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Newton, Alfred …
  • … From Emma Darwin to Alfred Newton   4 November [1863] …
  • … Library (MS Add. 9839/1D/65) Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin Down 4 Nov [1863] Alfred Newton …
  • … Hooker, 26–[7] March 1864. The entry in Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242) for 4 November 1863  …
  • … He begs to be very kindly remembered to you. I am dear Sir | yours truly | Emma Darwin

From Emma Darwin to Frederick Pollock   23 October [1863?]

Summary

Apologises that CD is too unwell to do any work, but he is most interested in the frequent occurrence of inherited variations in one locality. It would have been a pleasure to visit if his health had permitted.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Jonathan Frederick (Frederick) Pollock, 1st baronet
Date:  23 Oct [1863?]
Classmark:  Private collection
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4321F

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Pollock, Frederick …
  • … From Emma Darwin to Frederick Pollock   23 October [1863? ] …
  • … Private collection Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin Down 23 Oct [1863? ] Jonathan Frederick ( …

From Emma Darwin to Ernst Haeckel   22 September [1876]

Summary

Arranges for EH’s visit to Down.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Date:  22 Sept [1876]
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A-Abt. 1:1-52/ 41 [9894])
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10614

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Haeckel, Ernst …
  • … From Emma Darwin to Ernst Haeckel   22 September [1876] …
  • … A-Abt. 1:1-52/ 41 [9894]) Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin Down 22 Sept [1876] Ernst Philipp …
  • … luncheon on 26 September 1876 ( letter from Emma Darwin to Leonard Darwin, [26 September …
  • … 1876] (DAR 239.23: 1.49), and Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). Orpington was the nearest …
  • … you again what pleasure it will give him to see you— very sincerely yours | Emma Darwin
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