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From J. D. Hooker   [12 December 1859]

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JDH half through Origin. High praise for facts and reasoning.

Lyell told JDH his criticisms: small matters JDH did not appreciate.

Reactions of G. Bentham, J. S. Henslow, and C. C. Babington.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [12 Dec 1859]
Classmark:  DAR 100: 137–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2579

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  • … of her aunt and uncle, Frances Mackintosh and Hensleigh Wedgwood ( Emma Darwin’s diary). …

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 [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. B. Carpenter   3 December [1859]

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Delighted by WBC’s letter about Origin. There is now "a great physiologist on our side". "You have done me an essential kindness in checking the odium theologicum in the E[dinburgh] R[eview] … immaterial whether we go quite the same lengths … the principle is everything."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Benjamin Carpenter
Date:  3 Dec [1859]
Classmark:  DAR 261.6: 3 (EH 88205920)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2568

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  • … of Origin ( Emma Darwin (1915) 2: 172). See also letter to C.  S. Wedgwood, [after 21  …

To W. E. Darwin   14 [March 1859]

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Writes of events at Down: mostly of playing billiards on their new table.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  14 [Mar 1859]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2431

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To W. E. Darwin   7 July [1859]

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Discusses affairs at Down and WED’s coming trip to the Lakes.

Is getting on very slowly with his "confounded proof-sheets" [of Origin].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  7 July [1859]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 46
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2476

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  • Wedgwood. He was also a friend of William’s and an undergraduate at Trinity College, Cambridge. Emma Darwin’ …
  • Wedgwood arrived on 16 July 1859. Charlotte and Charles Langton are not mentioned in July, but visited from 31 August to 6 September. According to Emma Darwin’ …

To J. D. Hooker   12 [April 1859]

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CD agrees cultivated plants may begin to vary after some time and then may vary suddenly, but cautions JDH on lack of evidence. His explanation is that small variations are ignored until they accumulate.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  12 [Apr 1859]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2453

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  • … as he will. The Darwins were expecting Emma’s brother Francis Wedgwood and his family from …

To J. D. Hooker   2 April [1859]

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Thanks for letter of caution about Murray. He has offered to publish without seeing MS. CD thinks book will be popular to a certain extent. Lyell’s inducing Murray to publish Origin grates CD’s pride.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  2 Apr [1859]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2446

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  • Emma Darwin’s diary, Hooker visited Down House on 21 April; on 23 April Francis (Frank) Wedgwood
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