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From Alice Bonham-Carter to Emma Darwin   25 January [1870]

Summary

Sends a translation of two sentences [on floral structure] as requested by Henrietta Darwin.

Author:  Alice Bonham-Carter
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  25 Jan [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 240
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6576

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Bonham-Carter, Alice Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma
  • … From Alice Bonham-Carter to Emma Darwin   25 January [1870] …
  • … DAR 160: 240 Alice Bonham-Carter Ravensbourne 25 Jan [1870] Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin
  • … 6, below). The reference is to Henrietta Emma Darwin. Bonham-Carter refers to Elizabeth …

From John and Emma Pender   [before 23 June 1870]

Author:  John Pender; Emma Pender
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 23 June 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 53.2: 168v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7240F

Matches: 6 hits

  • … John Pender, Emma Darwin, C. R. …
  • … Bibliography Emma Darwin ( …
  • … 1915): Emma Darwin: a century of family letters, 1792–1896. Edited by Henrietta …
  • … Edward VII) at a Royal Society of London soirée on 28 April 1866 ( Emma Darwin (1915) , 2: …
  • … 184–5; Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). The party at the Penders’ London house was to …
  • … DAR 53.2: 168v John Pender Emma Pender [before 23 June 1870] Charles Robert Darwin Pender, …

From H. E. Darwin   [after 8 February 1870]

Summary

Responds to note about the MS [Descent] with great interest and promises to obey his instructions. [See 7124.]

Author:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  
Classmark:  DAR 245: 33b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7112F

Matches: 3 hits

  • … DAR 245: 33b Henrietta Emma Darwin/ …
  • … of Descent. From the letter from H.  E.  Darwin to Emma Darwin, 17 February 1870 (DAR 245: …
  • … Henrietta Emma Litchfield Genoa Charles Robert Darwin

To Henrietta Emma Darwin   [8 February 1870]

Summary

Sends MS [of chs. 3 and 4, "Comparison of the mental powers of man and the lower animals", Descent] to HED for her criticism. CD fears parts are too much like a sermon; "who wd ever have thought I shd turn parson?"

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  [8 Feb 1870]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 58373: 1–2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7124

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To Henrietta Emma Darwin   [8 February 1870] …
  • … 2) Charles Robert Darwin Down [8 Feb 1870] Henrietta Emma Darwin/Henrietta Emma Litchfield …
  • … established by the relationship between this letter and a letter from Emma Darwin to H.   …
  • … England in January 1870 (letter from Emma Darwin to H.  E.  Darwin, [18 January 1870] (DAR …
  • … E.  Darwin, [8 February 1870] (DAR 219.9: 72), in which Emma says she is enclosing a …

To H. E. Darwin   [March] 1870

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Summary

Responds to her suggested corrections [of Descent].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  [Mar] 1870
Classmark:  DAR 185: 58
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7123

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Charles Robert Darwin unstated [Mar] 1870 Henrietta Emma Darwin/Henrietta Emma Litchfield …
  • … the letter to H.  E.  Darwin, [8 February 1870], and the letter from Emma Darwin to H.   …
  • … E.  Darwin, [25 March 1870] (DAR 219.9: 82), in which Emma asks Henrietta to write when …

From H. E. Darwin   [30 March 1870]

Summary

Describes crying in an infant.

Author:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [30 Mar 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 69
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7153

Matches: 2 hits

  • … DAR 162: 69 Henrietta Emma Darwin/ …
  • … Henrietta Emma Litchfield unstated [30 Mar 1870] Charles Robert Darwin

To F. P. Cobbe    20 August [1870]

Summary

CD writes for Emma, who is ill.

Delighted with FPC’s "most just" article [in Echo?]. Sends £1 subscription.

Thanks for telling CD about the Fraser’s Magazine article [F. W. Farrar, "Hereditary genius (by F. Galton)", n.s. 2 (1870): 251–65].

CD wrote as Justice of Peace for Kent to the Home Secretary about Holder’s case.

Tropaeolum transmits every shade of colour if self-fertilised for six or seven generations.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frances Power Cobbe
Date:  20 Aug [1870]
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (CB 385)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7306

Matches: 6 hits

  • … in the vegetable kingdom. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1876. Emma Darwin ( …
  • … 1915): Emma Darwin: a century of family letters, 1792–1896. Edited by Henrietta …
  • … There is no reference to illness in Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242). Cobbe had published a …
  • … £1. – | I am, Sir, yours &c. | Charles Darwin | Down, Beckenham, Kent. Emma Darwin wrote …
  • … to Henrietta Emma Darwin that CD thought the publication of the letter ‘unjustifiable’ and …
  • … in this form without his consent ( Emma Darwin (1915) , 2: 302). The original article did …

From Mary Susan Owen   2 February [1870]

Summary

Asks CD to be godfather to her third child [Maud Mostyn Owen].

Author:  Mary Susan Parker; Mary Susan Mostyn Owen
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Feb [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 173: 45
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7094

Matches: 2 hits

  • … at Leith Hill Place in Surrey. Henrietta Emma Darwin was travelling in the south of France …
  • … and Italy (letter from H.  E.  Darwin to Emma Darwin, 1 February [1870] (DAR 245: 31)). …

From V. O. Kovalevsky   15 August [1870]

Summary

Wishes to visit Down.

Author:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Aug [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 169: 65
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7302

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Bickley Station is just outside Bromley, Kent, about six miles from Down. Emma Darwin, …
  • … Henrietta Emma Darwin, and Elizabeth Darwin. …

To H. B. Jones   3 August [1870]

Summary

Despite HBJ’s good aid, CD’s stomach will not permit a visit.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Bence Jones
Date:  3 Aug [1870]
Classmark:  The British Library (Surrogate RP 3120)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7293A

Matches: 2 hits

  • … H.  B.  Jones, 2 August 1870. CD, with Emma Darwin and Leonard Darwin, visited William …
  • … in Southampton from 13 to 26 August 1870 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), CD’s ‘Journal’ ( …

From Adam Sedgwick   30 May 1870

Summary

Writes of CD’s recent visit to Cambridge and the joy it gave him.

Author:  Adam Sedgwick
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 May 1870
Classmark:  DAR 177: 128
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7209

Matches: 2 hits

  • … see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 25 May [1870] and n.  6). Sedgwick refers to Emma Darwin, …
  • … Henrietta Emma Darwin, and Elizabeth Darwin. Sedgwick refers to his Supplement to the …

From Benjamin Collins Brodie   9 June 1870

Summary

Hears CD may come to Oxford at Commencement to receive an honorary degree. Invites CD, his wife, and daughter to stay at his house. [CD declined Hon. D.C.L. on grounds of ill health.]

Author:  Benjamin Collins Brodie, Jr, 2d baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 June 1870
Classmark:  DAR 160: 315
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7225

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Brodie (1817–80) refers to Emma and presumably Henrietta Emma Darwin. CD had consulted …
  • … about Henrietta’s health in August 1856 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). Brodie was the …

To W. D. Fox   18 February [1870]

Summary

Invites WDF to visit.

Describes activities of his children.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  18 Feb [1870]
Classmark:  Isle of Wight Record Office (Ac 2008/79)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7113

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Rolla Charles Meadows Rouse. Henrietta Emma Darwin was by this time in Italy (letter from …
  • … H.  E.  Darwin to Emma Darwin, 1 February [1870] (DAR 245: 31)). CD also refers to …

From Robert Swinhoe   2 February 1870

Summary

Sends a copy of Notes and Queries for Francis Galton, as it contains a reply to Galton’s circular on hereditary genius.

RS much refreshed by his trip to Down.

Author:  Robert Swinhoe
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Feb 1870
Classmark:  DAR 177: 333
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7095

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Pamphlet Collection–CUL. According to Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), Albert Günther, …
  • … visited Down from 22 to 24 January 1870 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). Galton enquired …

From George Cupples   14 November 1870

Summary

Glad "Bran" [deerhound puppy] arrived safely.

Author:  George Cupples
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Nov 1870
Classmark:  DAR 161: 295
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7369

Matches: 1 hit

  • … 1870] . Cupples refers to Anne Jane Cupples, and to Emma and Henrietta Emma Darwin. …

To A. R. Wallace   7 March [1870?]

Summary

Would like to call at 10 o’clock on Wednesday morning.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  7 Mar [1870?]
Classmark:  David Schulson (Cat. 46, June 1988)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7127A

Matches: 1 hit

  • … CD was in London from 5 to 12 March 1870 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). In 1870, 7 March …

To Joseph Dalton Hooker   21 February [1870]

Summary

Has read the notes on Rond [Round] Island which he owes to JDH. What an enigma its flora and fauna present, especially the problem of monocotyledons! Asks JDH’s opinion.

A new book on St Helena confirms CD’s observations.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  21 Feb [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 164–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7115

Matches: 2 hits

  • … enclosure to letter from J.  D.  Hooker to Emma Darwin, 29 March 1869 . The Darwins stayed …
  • … Darwin from 5 March to 12 March 1870 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). Round Island, like …

From E. A. Darwin   19 [December 1870]

Summary

Has received a letter, and two packets of securities.

Comments on George’s escape.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 [Dec 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B69–70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7066

Matches: 2 hits

  • … two packets of certificates’ were part of Emma Darwin’s trust (Erasmus was a trustee); see …
  • … p.  3). There is a letter from Henrietta Emma Darwin to George, written shortly after she …

From Federico Delpino   20 May 1870

Summary

Responds to CD’s request for Canna seeds.

Studying dichogamy in Lotus. Describes mechanism that pumps pollen on to a visiting bee. Corrects Axell on Lotus.

Author:  Federico Delpino
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 May 1870
Classmark:  DAR 162: 147
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7196

Matches: 2 hits

  • … in April 1870, and according to Henrietta Emma Darwin, visited Florence (letter from H.   …
  • … E.  Darwin to Emma Darwin, 14 April [1870]; DAR 219.9: 87). Lotus siliquosus is now L.   …

To B. J. Sulivan   30 June [1870]

Summary

Congratulates BJS on his K.C.B.

In autumn he will publish a book partly on man [Descent], which he expects "many will decry as very wicked".

Thinks the success of the Tierra del Fuego mission is wonderful.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  30 June [1870]
Classmark:  Sulivan family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7256

Matches: 2 hits

  • … refers to Leonard Darwin. CD refers to Emma Darwin, Sophia Sulivan, and Catherine Sabine …
  • … married William Wallace Trench. A note in Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242) for 21 June 1870  …
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