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From W. E. Darwin to Emma Darwin   [after 30 September 1867]

Summary

Sends the information about Rouse the tutor.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [after Sept 1867]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 29)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5636F

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From W. E. Darwin to Emma Darwin   [25 January 1868]

Summary

Expresses his pleasure at GHD’s degree.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [25 Jan 1868]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 33)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5798F

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From W. E. Darwin to Emma Darwin   8 August [1862]

Summary

WED thinks Bournemouth a suitable holiday destination for ED and CD.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  8 Aug [1862]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3674F

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From W. E. Darwin to Emma Darwin   26 October [1877]

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  26 Oct [1877]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 63)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11209F

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From W. E. Darwin to Emma and/or Charles Darwin   c. 20–5 September 1877

Summary

Description of their English dinner companions at a foreign hotel.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin; Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  c. 20-25 Sept 1877
Classmark:  DAR 210.5: 18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11146F

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From William Erasmus Darwin to Emma Darwin   28 February [1868]

Summary

Crying in babies.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  28 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 86
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5952

Matches: 3 hits

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

Summary

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

Summary

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

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  • 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 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

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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 W. E. Darwin to Charles and Emma Darwin   22 July 1880

Summary

Returns Geikie’s letter; is glad he has accepted settlement of gravel through melting of snow. Is trudging around with hammer and bag with help of Ramsay’s book. Describes visits to Kenilworth and Stratford. Sara consulted a physician. Called on Reginald D. and enjoyed meeting relations and seeing picture of Erasmus. Reginald very taken with George.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin; Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  22 July 1880
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 76)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12665F

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

Summary

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

Matches: 5 hits

  • … 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

Matches: 3 hits

  • … 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

Matches: 1 hit

  • … 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

Matches: 3 hits

  • … 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

Matches: 1 hit

  • … 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

Matches: 2 hits

  • … 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 W. E. Darwin   [27 February 1882]

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Feb 1882
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 113)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13347F

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From W. E. Darwin   [13 March 1881]

Summary

Cannot write so is using Lily as secretary. Proud to be member of Geological Society. Sends observations of rhododendron leaves. Could not find piece of ploughed land. Has proved Josiah Wedgwood III’s death in North Eastern Railway Company. Taking care because head hurts.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [13 Mar 1881]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 101)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13141F

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  • … Darwin and Josiah Wedgwood III , who had died on 11 March 1880 ( Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR …
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