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To Emma Darwin   [20 or 27 October 1844]

Summary

Has been discussing wills and other legal matters with his father.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [20 or 27] Oct 1844
Classmark:  Emma Darwin 2: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-783

Matches: 7 hits

To Emma Darwin   [3 June 1844]

Summary

Arrangements for Emma’s return to Down.

CD has been "wonderfully strong".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [3 June 1844]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 23
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-726

Matches: 7 hits

  • Darwin, Emma
  • … To Emma Darwin   [3 June 1844] …
  • … servant at Down House. Anne Elizabeth Darwin, Emma and CD’s oldest daughter. Minny has not …
  • … Wedgwood/Emma Darwin
  • … DAR 210.8: 23 Charles Robert Darwin Down [3 June 1844] Emma
  • … Endorsed by Emma Darwin: ‘1844 Down— I had been at Betley’. Betley Hall, Staffordshire, …
  • Darwin, C. R. Wedgwood, Emma

To Emma Darwin   5 July 1844

Summary

Asks that in the event of his death, Emma should have the sketch of his species theory edited and published. Suggests possible editors, among them Lyell, Edward Forbes, and J. D. Hooker. [CD annotation on cover: "Hooker by far best man to edit my species volume Aug 1854".]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  5 July 1844
Classmark:  Natural History Museum, Library and Archives (General Special Collections MSS DAR A4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-761

Matches: 5 hits

To Solicitor?   1 October 1844

Summary

CD and Emma request transfer of some shares to E. A. Darwin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Solicitor
Date:  1 Oct 1844
Classmark:  V&A / Wedgwood Collection (MS W/M 977)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-779

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Wedgwood— Charles R.  Darwin Emma Darwin Jan 9 th . 1845 …
  • … to take in part discharge of the legacy of Emma Darwin under the will of the late Josiah …
  • … CD and Emma request transfer of some shares to E. A. Darwin. …

To Josiah Wedgwood III and E. A. Darwin   25 July 1844

Summary

Requests to JW III and EAD as trustees of the marriage-settlement, to make some funds available.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Josiah Wedgwood, III; Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Date:  25 July 1844
Classmark:  V&A / Wedgwood Collection (MS W/M 1012)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-766

Matches: 2 hits

  • … disposal of D r Darwin. Charles Robert Darwin Emma Darwin July 25 th 1844 I hereby notify …
  • … £20,000 sum, made over to Robert Waring Darwin by CD and Emma, which formed the basis of a …

To Josiah Wedgwood III   31 July 1844

Summary

Acknowledges receipt of the order for £48 4s. 8d., and offers full indemnity for the £5,000 deposited without security.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Josiah Wedgwood, III
Date:  31 July 1844
Classmark:  Alan Wedgwood (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-767F

Matches: 1 hit

  • … made over to Robert Waring Darwin by CD and Emma Darwin; the £20,000 formed the basis of a …

To J. D. Hooker   [25 July – 29 August 1844]

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Summary

Encloses Ehrenberg letter, Galapagos seaweed, and specimens of Conferva.

H. Denny would like specimens of Antarctic Pediculi.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [25 July–29 Aug 1844]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-768

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  • … The date range is based on Emma Darwin’s recipe, see n.  3, below, and the receipt of the …
  • … as mentioned by Ehrenberg in this letter. Emma Darwin’s recipe book (DAR 214) contains the …

To Josiah Wedgwood III   [May 1844]

Summary

Family financial matters.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Josiah Wedgwood, III
Date:  [May 1844]
Classmark:  V&A / Wedgwood Collection (MS W/M 1028)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13855

Matches: 3 hits

  • … the account headed ‘Trust Money—Emma & Charles Darwin’, reading: ‘1844 Borrowed May 28 £ …
  • … from Josiah Wedgwood II and Emma Wedgwood to R.  W. Darwin, 15 November 1838 , n.1). …
  • Emma: if you do, w d you please to send us the form, & I will keep a copy of it, so that we need not trouble you again, as I utterly forget the sort of document, you formerly required about the Railway Shares. — Yours affectionately | C.  Darwin

To Leonard Horner   29 August [1844]

Summary

Thanks Horner for his letter [about Volcanic islands].

Discusses craters of elevation with respect to the views of Leopold von Buch and Élie de Beaumont. Compares Lyell’s views to those of continental geologists. Mentions reading A. D. d’Orbigny [Voyage dans l’Amérique méridionale (1835–47)].

Encloses note from Emma to Mrs Horner, inviting the Horners to visit Down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leonard Horner
Date:  29 Aug [1844]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.38)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-771

Matches: 1 hit

  • Emma will tell how feasible the coming here is by a coach, which puts down by our door at dinner-time. Believe me | dear M r Horner | Yours truly obliged | Charles Darwin