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From E. A. Darwin to Emma Darwin   1 September [1875?]

Summary

Reports on health [of unidentified woman].

EAD will not think of coming to Down until their return.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  1 Sept [1875?]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B126
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10146

Matches: 6 hits

  • Darwin, Emma
  • … From E.  A.  Darwin to Emma Darwin   1 September [1875? ] …
  • … Wedgwood/Emma Darwin
  • Darwin, E. A. Wedgwood, Emma
  • … DAR 105: B126 Erasmus Alvey Darwin unstated 1 Sept [1875? ] Emma
  • … sister. In a letter to Leonard Darwin of 26 October 1875, Emma wrote: ‘Aunt Caroline is no …

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 W. D. Whitney   9 May [1875]

Summary

CD asks her to tell him how sorry he is not to be there to see Whitney today. He hopes that Whitney will give him another chance when next in England.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  William Dwight Whitney
Date:  9 May 1875
Classmark:  Yale University Library: Manuscripts and Archives (William Dwight Whitney Family Papers (MS 555): Box 22, folder 600 1875 May 6-10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9974F

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Whitney, W. D. …
  • … From Emma Darwin to W. D. Whitney   9 May [1875] …
  • … folder 600 1875 May 6-10) Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin Down 9 May 1875 William Dwight Whitney …
  • … stay abroad & that you will write to him— My dear Sir | yours very truly | Emma Darwin
  • … Richard Buckley Litchfield visited on Saturday 8 May 1875 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). …
  • Darwin to W.  D.  Whitney, 21 December 1875 ). CD recorded in his ‘Journal’ that he ‘finished slips of Insectivorous Plants’ on 23 May 1875 (see Appendix II). Thomas Henry and Katherine Euphemia Farrer and Henrietta Emma

From Emma Darwin to F. P. Cobbe   14 January [1875]

Summary

Explains more fully why CD cannot sign Miss Cobbe’ anti-vivisection petition.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Frances Power Cobbe
Date:  14 Jan [1875]
Classmark:  Hull University Archives, Hull History Centre (British Union for Anti-Vivisection archives: U DBV/25/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9814G

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Cobbe, F. P. …
  • … not think the mere number of signatures any benefit. Very sincerely yours | Emma Darwin. …
  • … From Emma Darwin to F. P. Cobbe   14 January [1875] …
  • … archives: U DBV/25/1) Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin Down 14 Jan [1875] Frances Power Cobbe …

From Emma Darwin to J. B. Innes   24 December [1875]

Summary

News of the parish and neighbours.

CD pleased JBI is interested in his book [Cross and self-fertilisation].

He is pretty well and hard at work with Francis.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  24 Dec [1875]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10732

Matches: 8 hits

  • … Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Innes, J. B. …
  • … From Emma Darwin to J.  B.  Innes   24 December [1875] …
  • … M. Stecher collection) Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin Down 24 Dec [1875] John Brodie Innes …
  • … good wish to your trio, very truly yours | Emma Darwin P.S.  As a proof that nobody need …
  • … Darwins at Down House on 5 March 1876 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)), Emma changed her …
  • … were ‘not nice enough’ (see letter from Emma Darwin to Leonard Darwin, [6 March 1876] (DAR …
  • … see Correspondence vol. 22, letter from Emma Darwin to J. B. Innes, 24 June [1874] and n. …
  • … he returned home on 28 March 1876 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). Innes and his wife, …

To T. H. Huxley   10 December [1875]

Summary

Is coming to London. Will call on THH.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  10 Dec [1875]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Medicine and Technology Archives (Huxley 5: 325)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10292

Matches: 5 hits

  • … by the reference to CD’s visit to London (see n. 2, below). CD, Emma Darwin, and …
  • … 10 to 20 December 1875 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). …
  • … CD and Emma Darwin visited Huxley on …
  • … Sunday 12 December 1875 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). …
  • … Elizabeth Darwin stayed with Henrietta Emma Litchfield in London from …

To H. E. Litchfield   4 January [1875]

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Summary

Describes his views on vivisection. Cannot sign petition of F. P. Cobbe, with its attack on Rudolf Virchow.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  4 Jan [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 36
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9799

Matches: 1 hit

  • … 36 Charles Robert Darwin Down 4 Jan [1875] Henrietta Emma Darwin/Henrietta Emma Litchfield …

From Francis Darwin   1 and 2 May [1875]

Summary

Proofs arrived and Francis is correcting them. Tells Emma Darwin that Amy is delighted about the azaleas. The Ruck family very much like Isabella Bird’s Six months in the Sandwich Islands.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 and 2 May 1875
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9961F

Matches: 4 hits

  • … and Francis is correcting them. Tells Emma Darwin that Amy is delighted about the azaleas. …
  • … on Hawaii ( Bird 1875 ) because he knew that Emma Darwin considered Bird ‘such a romancer’ …
  • … made her not worth reading (letter from Emma Darwin to William Darwin, [5 March 1875] (DAR …
  • … the plants that Francis mentions to Emma Darwin may have been intended for the garden …

To C. E. Norton   7 October 1875

Summary

Comments on the sudden death of Chauncey Wright.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Eliot Norton
Date:  7 Oct 1875
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University (Charles Eliot Norton Papers, MS Am 1088.14: 1595)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10185

Matches: 3 hits

  • … 8–10 September 1868] ). According to Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), the Darwins saw the …
  • … died in 1872 (letter from Leonard Darwin to Emma Darwin, 20 May [1875] (DAR 239.1: 2.13)). …
  • … 16 September 1875 (letter from Leonard Darwin to Emma Darwin, 14 and 17 September [1875] ( …

From Francis Darwin   [4 May 1875]

Summary

Will send corrected proofs [of Insectivorous plants].

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [4 May 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 34
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9961G

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Darwin, 1 and 2 May [1875] and n.  2). Emma Darwin’s letter has not been found. Lady …
  • … Dorothy Nevill came to lunch with the Darwins on 4 May 1875 (Emma Darwin’s diary ( …
  • … DAR 242)); Emma Darwin implied that the visit from Nevill would be a strain because …
  • … adoring (if possible)’ (letter from Emma Darwin to W.  E.  Darwin, [1 May 1875] (DAR …

To J. D. Hooker   10 December [1875]

Summary

Asks JDH to try to come to luncheon if he is in London.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 Dec [1875]
Classmark:  Pushkin House, St Petersburg: Literary Museum of the Institute of Russian Literature (Constantin Romanov, collection of O. A. Novikov: ПД 1975 ф.137 оп 1, no. 36)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10293

Matches: 3 hits

  • … 10 to 20 December 1875 (see ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)); he and Emma Darwin planned to divide …
  • … at 6 Queen Anne Street, was unwell (Emma Darwin to Leonard Darwin, 20 December [1875] (DAR …
  • … Henrietta Emma Litchfield’s home at 2 Bryanston Street, and Erasmus Alvey Darwin’s home at …

From G. H. Darwin   [26 October 1875]

Summary

Has sent a copy [of his article on cousin marriage] to Hermann Müller.

Problem he is now working on is a tough nut: "It does not do what [James Clerk] Maxwell said it wd or ought to do".

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [26 Oct 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 49
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10226

Matches: 3 hits

  • … attended by fourteen people (letter from Emma Darwin to Leonard Darwin, 26 October 1875 ( …
  • … Down on 25 October 1875 (letter from Emma Darwin to Leonard Darwin, 26 October 1875 (DAR …
  • … 21 October [1875] and n. 5). According to Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), George arrived on …

From Francis Darwin   [13 December 1875]

Summary

[The black-balling of Edwin Ray Lankester by the Linnean Society] is a most scandalous shame. Will arrange for his own admission to fellowship of the Society.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [13 Dec 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10362F

Matches: 2 hits

  • … vol. 23, Appendix II); he and Emma Darwin stayed at Henrietta Emma Litchfield’s …
  • … at 2 Bryanston Street (letter from Emma Darwin to Leonard Darwin, 20 December [1875] (DAR …

To T. H. Huxley   21 May 1875

Summary

CD believes Playfair’s bill would not restrict demonstrations under anaesthetic.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  21 May 1875
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 316)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9986

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Henrietta Emma Litchfield in London from 6 to 12 April (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). …
  • Emma Darwin recorded that CD was ‘hard at work about vivisection’ during this time ( …

To John Lubbock   8 April 1875

Summary

Writes regarding local difficulties concerning Down School and the setting up of a reading-room; his strained relationship with G. S. ffinden following some misunderstanding.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  8 Apr 1875
Classmark:  DAR 146: 129
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9920

Matches: 2 hits

  • … See Correspondence vol.  21, letter from G. S. Ffinden to Emma Darwin, 24 December 1873 . …
  • … vol. 21, letter from G. S. Ffinden to Emma Darwin, 24 December 1873 , in which CD is said …

To F. P. Cobbe   [14 January 1875]

Summary

Explains why he cannot sign Miss Cobbe’s anti-vivisection petition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frances Power Cobbe
Date:  [14 Jan 1875]
Classmark:  Hull University Archives, Hull History Centre (British Union for Anti-Vivisection archives: U DBV/25/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9814F

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Huxley, 14 January 1875 and n. 1). CD and Emma Darwin were involved in a campaign against …
  • … 14 January 1875 , and the letter from Emma Darwin to F. P. Cobbe, 14 January 1875 . Cobbe …

To J. D. Hooker   [12 December 1875]

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Summary

CD is furious at the prospect of Lankester’s being black-balled by the Linnean Society. He plans to solicit support from various members and to come up with Frank for the voting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [12 Dec 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 401–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10295

Matches: 2 hits

  • … the society before he was eligible to vote. CD and Emma Darwin visited Thomas Henry Huxley …
  • … on Sunday 12 December 1875 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). …

From Lawson Tait   8 April [1875]

Summary

Arrangements for a visit to Down.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Apr [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9918

Matches: 2 hits

  • … below). Tait visited Down on 17 April 1875 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). Thomas Henry …
  • … also visited Down on 17 April 1875 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). A notice of Tait’s …

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   7 July 1875

Summary

Discusses corrections to Variation.

Extends invitation to E. Ray Lankester to visit Down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  7 July 1875
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W.T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 23–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10046

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Edwin Ray Lankester visited Down on Sunday 18 July 1875 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). …

From Francis Darwin   [after 3 June 1875]

Summary

Returns corrected proofs [of Insectivorous plants].

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 3 June 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 35
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10007F

Matches: 2 hits

  • … in Down ( Correspondence vol. 24, letter from Emma Darwin to J. B. Innes, 24 December [ …
  • … 1876]). Edward Emanuel Klein. CD and Emma Darwin stayed at Abinger Hall, Dorking, Surrey, …
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