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From Charles and Emma Darwin to W. E. Darwin   [13 January 1861]

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Two letters for WED at E. A. Darwin's. G. H. Darwin has been to dentist. Please collect and pay for GHD’s skates.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin; Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [13 Jan 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 117
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3046F

Matches: 3 hits

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

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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: 4 hits

From Emma and Charles Darwin to W. E. Darwin   [20 May 1864]

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CD much obliged for specimen and drawings.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin; Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [20 May 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 97: A7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3366

Matches: 3 hits

  • Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Darwin, C. R. Darwin, W. E. …
  • … DAR 97: A7 Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin Charles Robert Darwin unstated [20 May 1864] William …
  • Wedgwood’s on seeing Menyanthes at Maer, Staffordshire; Sarah Elizabeth Wedgwood , who lived at Maer until 1847, had recently visited Down (see letter from Emma Darwin

From Emma Darwin to W. E. Darwin   [28 October 1863]

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CD’s health.

Family and local news.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [28 Oct 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 219. 1: 78
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4323F

Matches: 5 hits

  • Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Darwin, W. E. …
  • … DAR 219. 1: 78 Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin Down [28 Oct 1863] William Erasmus Darwin …
  • … been identified. Sarah Elizabeth Wedgwood was Emma Darwin’s sister ( Darwin pedigree ). …
  • … Elizabeth Wedgwood from Bromley station; see n.  9, below. According to Emma Darwin’s …
  • Emma Darwin to William Erasmus Darwin , 29 October 1862 and [15 April 1863], in DAR 219.1: 63 and 73). CD’s Classed account book (Down House MS) records two payments to Miss Buob in April and August 1863. Tatsfield is a village eight miles south-east of Croydon, three miles south-west of Down ( Survey gazetteer of the British Isles ). Mr Solomon has not been further identified. Hope Elizabeth Wedgwood

From Charles and Emma Darwin to William Erasmus Darwin   [4 May 1863]

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Glad to hear of the plant; CD instructs WED to make further observations. If it is a good case he will insist on WED’s sending a communication to the Linnean Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin; Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [4 May 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 219.1: 55
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4139F

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  • … Darwin, C. R. Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Darwin, W. E. …
  • … 219.1: 55 Charles Robert Darwin Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin Hartfield [4 May 1863] William …
  • … Josiah Wedgwood III and his wife Caroline, CD’s sister. According to Emma Darwin’s diary ( …
  • Wedgwood was 21 years old, Margaret 19, and Lucy 16. Emma also refers to Charles Langton , Sarah Elizabeth Wedgwood , and Charles Langton’s son, Edmund Langton , who was an undergraduate at Trinity College, Cambridge ( Freeman 1978 , Darwin
  • Emma Darwin recorded in her diary (DAR 242) that it had been a ‘beautiful day’ and that they had ‘walked to Brook on common’. Buck bean (see n.  4, above) flowers between April and June. The ‘Josselinas’ was a family nickname for the daughters of Caroline and Josiah Wedgwood

To W. E. Darwin   25 [November 1856]

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Writes about suitable mourning clothes and sale of house [Petleys, after death of Sarah Elizabeth Wedgwood I].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  25 [Nov 1856]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2000

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  • … 1856. Sarah Elizabeth (Elizabeth) Wedgwood, Emma Darwin’s older sister and CD’s cousin. …
  • … use of Sarah Wedgwood’s phaeton, which would now cease (see Emma Darwin (1915) 2: 105). …
  • Wedgwood, CD’s aunt, had died on 6 November. Robert Bickersteth Mayor was the mathematics master and William’s housemaster at Rugby School ( Rugby School register ). Emma Darwin

To W. E. Darwin   [before 11 September 1857]

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Writes of the extension to Down House.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [before 11 Sept 1857]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1619

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  • … s diary). Sarah Elizabeth (Eliza) Wedgwood, Emma Darwin’s cousin, died in London on 11  …

To W. E. Darwin   [17 February 1857]

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Is glad WED is in the sixth [form]. Discusses WED’s intention to become a barrister.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [17 Feb 1857]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1805

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  • … Rugby School. Henry Allen (Harry) Wedgwood was Emma Darwin’s brother. The daily reading in …
  • Emma Darwin’s diary). ‘Josselinas’ was evidently a family nickname for the daughters of Caroline and Josiah Wedgwood
  • Wedgwood, or ‘Snow’, aged 24, the daughter of Hensleigh and Frances Mackintosh Wedgwood, was ‘a young woman of extreme passions and fastidious principles’ (B.  Wedgwood and H.   Wedgwood 1980 , p.  259). Emma Darwin

To William Erasmus Darwin   14 February [1862]

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Discusses WED’s growing interest in botany; would be grateful for certain observations.

Is much concerned about Horace’s illness.

Has sent Orchids MS to printers

and will work a little at dimorphism.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  14 Feb [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 95
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3447

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  • … references are to Sarah Elizabeth Wedgwood , Emma Darwin’s eldest sister, and CD’s niece, …

To W. E. Darwin   10 [December 1856]

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Writes of arrangements for the end of the school-term.

Condition of Emma and the new baby [C. W. Darwin].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  10 [Dec 1856]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2019

Matches: 2 hits

  • … to Emma Darwin’s diary, the Darwin boys stayed with Fanny Mackintosh Wedgwood until …
  • Emma Darwin noted in her diary that after his school-term ended, George Howard Darwin went directly to the home of Hensleigh and Frances Mackintosh Wedgwood

To William Erasmus Darwin   11 [February 1858]

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Writes of domestic matters

and asks WED to observe cart-horses for traces of dark stripes on spine and cross-stripes on shoulder.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  11 [Feb 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 22
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2215

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  • … life (Meteyard 1875, pp.  302–5). Henry Allen (Harry) Wedgwood was Emma Darwin’s brother. …
  • Wedgwood copy of the famous antique Roman vase purchased by the Duchess of Portland in 1784. The particular vase mentioned by CD was probably one of two owned by the family and may have been the one he acquired in 1844 following the death of Emma Darwin’ …

From H. E. Darwin to W. E. Darwin   [18 May 1864]

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CD would like to see Rhamnus, as an American species is dimorphic.

Sends red cowslip pollen to be measured.

Author:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [18 May 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 118
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4442

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  • … school’. James Mackintosh Wedgwood. See letter from Emma Darwin to W.  E.  Darwin, [17  …

To W. E. Darwin   9 May [1861]

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Discusses family and domestic matters.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  9 May [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 63
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3145

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Mackintosh Wedgwood and to his brother, Erasmus Alvey Darwin . Emma Darwin recorded in her …
  • Wedgwood and his family lived at 1 Cumberland Place, Regent’s Park. Emma and Henrietta Emma Darwin
  • Wedgwood, the nineteen-year-old son of Hensleigh and Fanny Wedgwood , came to Down on 1 May 1861 and stayed until 6 May. According to Emma’s diary, George Howard and Francis Darwin

To W. E. Darwin   [14 October 1859]

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Discusses events at Ilkley.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [14 Oct 1859]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 49
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2498

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  • Emma Darwin’s diary records that she went to the home of her brother Francis (Frank) Wedgwood

To W. E. Darwin   [25 July 1863]

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Relates events at Down;

asks WED to make some observations on Lythrum.

His present hobby-horse is tendrils.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [25 July 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 112
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4199

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To W. E. Darwin   [15 March 1868]

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Asks WED to observe blushing in the blind, and yawning.

Mentions elephants’ crying while trumpeting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [15 Mar 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 127
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6067

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  • … Elizabeth Wedgwood’s house in London from 11 March to 1 April 1868 ( Emma Darwin’s diary ( …

To William Erasmus Darwin   3 October [1851]

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Discusses domestic affairs and gives some advice on manners.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  3 Oct [1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1456

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  • … September ( Emma Darwin’s diary). Home of Emma’s brother, Francis (Frank) Wedgwood, near …
  • Wedgwood, who lived at Petleys, Down. According to Henrietta Litchfield, they were ‘dear friends’ of the Darwin children ( Emma Darwin (1915) 2: 106). CD’s Account book (Down House MS) shows payments on 27 October 1851 to Isaac Laslett and John Lewis , bricklayer and carpenter, respectively, for ‘alterations in top Rooms & Stairs’ of Down House. According to Emma

To W. E. Darwin   25 [August 1859]

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Writes of a visit to Leith Hill and WED’s injured ankle.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  25 [Aug 1859]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 47
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2483

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  • Emma Darwin’s diary records that the children went to Leith Hill Place, the home of Caroline Sarah Wedgwood
  • Wedgwood III , on 19 August 1859. CD and Emma joined them on 20 August. Emma and Henrietta Emma Darwin returned to Down on 25 August 1859 ( Emma

To W. E. Darwin   14 May [1864]

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Discusses WED’s observations on polymorphic flowers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  14 May [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 97: A1–2, A4–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4495

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To William Erasmus Darwin   [26 February 1856]

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Writes of WED’s progress at school and events at home.

Discusses pigeons, with which he is "getting on splendidly".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [26 Feb 1856]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1804

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  • Emma Darwin was in Hartfield, Sussex, where her sisters Sarah Elizabeth (Elizabeth) Wedgwood
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