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To Emma Darwin   [21 April 1851]

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An evening report on Annie Darwin’s somewhat improved condition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [21 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1408A

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To Emma Darwin   [18 April 1851]

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Reports on Anne’s condition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [18 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1401

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To Emma Wedgwood   [26 January 1839]

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He has the wedding ring. Agrees to coming straight home after the wedding, if that is what she prefers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [26 Jan 1839]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-493

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To Emma Darwin   [17 November 1848]

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CD fears he must wear Emma with his unwellness and complaints.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [17 Nov 1848]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 32
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1208

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To Emma Darwin   [23 April 1851]

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Tells of Anne’s death.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [23 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1412

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To Emma Darwin   [20 or 27 October 1844]

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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

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To Emma Darwin   [31 October 1847]

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Has had two bad days with boils.

Is reading Last days of Pompeii [Edward Bulwer Lytton (1834)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [31 Oct 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1132

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To Emma Darwin   [17 April 1851]

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Reports the state of Anne Darwin’s health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [17 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1399

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To Emma Darwin   [3 June 1844]

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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

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To Emma Darwin   [25 June 1846]

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CD has been stomachy and sick, but not very uncomfortable.

Working on proofs [of South America] and cannot keep printer supplied with manuscript.

His thoughts of her, and news of the children who are at Down with him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [25 June 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-981

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  • … Darwin, C. R. Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma
  • … DAR 210.8: 25 Charles Robert Darwin Down [25 June 1846] Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin
  • Emma Darwin . The nickname ‘Trotty’ was taken from the nickname for Toby Veck in Charles Dickens ’ The chimes (London, 1845 [1844]). A sentiment repeated in Autobiography , p.  96. CD referred to himself as Emma’ s ‘Nigger’. The letter was presumably sent on to Caroline Wedgwood , …

To Emma Darwin   [23 May 1848]

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Family news. Finds Shrewsbury too noisy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [23 May 1848]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 29
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1178

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  • … Darwin, C. R. Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma
  • … DAR 210.8: 29 Charles Robert Darwin Shrewsbury [23 May 1848] Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin
  • Wedgwood . CD’s brother Erasmus was so devoted to Fanny Mackintosh Wedgwood that at one time Robert Waring Darwin feared that her husband, Hensleigh Wedgwood , would bring an action against Erasmus ( Correspondence vol.  1, letter from Catherine Darwin, 29 May 1833 ). Hensleigh and Fanny Mackintosh Wedgwood lived at 42 Chester Terrace. Frances Mosley Wedgwood , wife of Frank Wedgwood , Emma ’s brother. Either Mary Elizabeth Law or Anna Maria Feilden . Elizabeth Darwin , …

To Emma Wedgwood   [14 November 1838]

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In his first letter after their engagement, CD reports on the happy reception of the news by his family. He hopes she will not find life with him solitary and dull after the lively social life of Maer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [14 Nov 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-437

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To Emma Darwin   [18 April 1851]

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Reports on Anne’s illness.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [18 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1400

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To Emma Darwin   [24 June 1846]

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News of progress in remodelling. He and Etty [Henrietta] miss the rest of the family.

Was sick, but "two pills of opium righted me".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [24 June 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-982

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  • … Darwin, C. R. Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma
  • … DAR 210.8: 24 Charles Robert Darwin Down [24 June 1846] Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin
  • … 2: 105). Henry Hemmings was one of Sarah Wedgwood’s servants ( Emma Darwin (1915) 2: 106). …
  • Wedgwood, CD and Emma’s aunt. Probably a reference to Sarah Wedgwood’s plans to move to Down in 1847. Here she lived the life of a recluse and, according to Henrietta Litchfield, ‘her horse and phaeton seemed to be kept entirely for our service’ ( Emma Darwin ( …

To Emma Darwin   [25 May 1848]

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Anxiety about R. W. Darwin’s health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [25 May 1848]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1179

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  • … Darwin, C. R. Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma
  • … DAR 210.8: 30 Charles Robert Darwin Shrewsbury [25 May 1848] Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin
  • Wedgwood . CD used the word ‘nigger’ playfully to suggest that the status of a husband was that of a slave ( Correspondence vol.  1, letter to Caroline Darwin, [9 November 1836] ; Correspondence vol.  2, Appendix IV, ‘Darwin’ s notes on marriage’). Emma Darwin

To Emma Darwin   [27–8 May 1848]

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Has been unwell but is improving. His father also very ill.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [27-8 May 1848]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1180

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To Emma Darwin   [28 April 1858]

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CD recounts an idyllic stroll and nap – "as pleasant a rural scene as ever I saw, and I did not care one penny how any of the beasts or birds had been formed".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [28 Apr 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 34
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2261

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To Emma Darwin   [9 May 1842]

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Is "stomachy and be-blue-devilled" because of costs of publishing [Zoology and Coral reefs]. Wonders how the remainder [of the Zoology and Geology of "Beagle"] can be published without taking £200 or £300 out of their personal funds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [9 May 1842]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-626

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  • … Darwin, C. R. Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma
  • … DAR 210.8: 20 Charles Robert Darwin unstated [9 May 1842] Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin
  • … to one of Harry Wedgwood’s verses—an ‘epitaph’ on Susan Darwin ( Emma Darwin (1915) 2: 70  …
  • … preacher to whom Fanny Wedgwood was devoted. See Emma Darwin (1915) 1: 234 n. ; Arbuckle …
  • Wedgwood. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press. Coral reefs : The structure and distribution of coral reefs. Being the first part of the geology of the voyage of the Beagle , under the command of Capt. FitzRoy RN, during the years 1832 to 1836. By Charles Darwin. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1842. Emma Darwin (1915): Emma

To Emma Darwin   [22 May 1848]

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His health not good.

Has been reading John Evelyn’s Life of Mrs Godolphin, and Mme Sévigné.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [22 May 1848]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1177

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To Emma Darwin   [3 July 1841]

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The happy family life at Shrewsbury. CD is looking so well his father would not have known there was anything the matter with him. The year’s accounts come to £1380.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [3 July 1841]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-601

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