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From E. A. Darwin to Emma Darwin   24 April [1873]

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Lady Lyell has died of typhoid.

Herbert Spencer is anxious to know about the state of affairs [fund for Huxley].

Edinburgh Review article [review of Expression, Edinburgh Rev. 137 (1873): 492–528] is "a thoroughly nasty unfair review as ever I read".

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  24 Apr [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B88
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8874

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From Emma Darwin to G. S. Ffinden   [22? November 1873]

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Darwins and Lubbocks wish to continue using the school room as a Reading Room for workers in the winter months and asks Ffinden to support them.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  George Sketchley Ffinden
Date:  [22? November 1873]
Classmark:  Bromley Historic Collections, Bromley Central Library (P/123/25/3/1/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9121F

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From G. S. Ffinden to Emma Darwin   24 December 1873

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Answers Emma Darwin’s request that the school room be used in the winter as a Reading Room. Protests the Darwins approaching the Education Department directly.

Author:  George Sketchley Ffinden
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  24 Dec 1873
Classmark:  Bromley Historic Collections, Bromley Central Library (P/123/25/3/5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9189F

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From G. H. Darwin to Emma Darwin   [before 24 November 1873]

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Describes a seance attended by George Darwin and Myers.

Author:  James William Colvile
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [before 24 November 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9157F

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From E. F. Lubbock to Emma Darwin   [c. 29 November 1873]

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Wants the Anthropological Society renamed the Ethnological Society. Is trying to raise funds toward payment of the Society’s debt.

Author:  Ellen Frances Hordern; Ellen Frances Lubbock
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [c. 29 November 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 170: 16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8700

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To M. D. Conway   11 January [1873]

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Thanks MDC for letter on expression [see 8694].

Invites him to Down on 24th. CD warns that his health does not permit him to talk long with anyone.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Moncure Daniel Conway
Date:  11 Jan [1873]
Classmark:  Columbia University in the City of New York, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8730

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  • Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242) as visiting on 24 January; however, Henrietta Emma and Richard Buckley Litchfield , Frances Emma Elizabeth Wedgwood , …

To Down School Board   [after 29 November 1873]

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CD, Sir John Lubbock, Ellen Frances Lubbock, and S. E. Wedgwood, petition the Board to grant permission for the school hall to be used as a reading room in the evening during winter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Down School Board
Date:  [after 29 November 1873]
Classmark:  Bromley Historic Collections, Bromley Central Library (P/123/25/31/2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9122

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To G. H. Darwin   24 November 1873

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Pleased that GHD will help with second edition of Descent. Cautions him not to alter strength of CD’s expression or improve the style too much.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  24 Nov 1873
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9159

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  • Wedgwood (known as Snow), whose style had been criticised ‘as wanting in simplicity & too full of allusion, not distinctly explained’ (see Correspondence vol.  16, enclosure to letter to John Murray, 25 May 1868 ). See also letter from G.  H.  Darwin to Emma Darwin, [ …

To George Cupples   7 June [1873]

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Thanks for report on J. V. Carus’ lecture.

Glad to hear suspicion about J. H. Stirling groundless.

CD has not seen R. W. Emerson. In last two or three years has seen several Yankees. Saw a good deal of the Nortons [Charles Eliot and Susan Ridley Sedgwick].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Cupples
Date:  7 June [1873]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.428)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8936

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  • Wedgwood III and Caroline Sarah Wedgwood , from 4 to 12 June (‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). CD refers to James Hutchison Stirling . See letter from George Cupples, 4 June 1873  and nn.  2 and 3. Ralph Waldo Emerson . Charles Eliot Norton and Susan Ridley Sedgwick Norton had visited in 1868 and 1869 ( Emma Darwin’ …