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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 , …

From E. A. Darwin to Emma Darwin   [before 19 November 1867]

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Caroline says Jos [Wedgwood III] is "much pulled down".

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [before 19 Nov 1867]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B121
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5334

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  • … Darwin, E. A. Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma
  • … DAR 105: B121 Erasmus Alvey Darwin unstated [before 19 Nov 1867] Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin
  • Wedgwood , who lived at 1 Cumberland Place, Regent’s Park, London ( Post Office London directory 1867). Frances and her daughter Katherine stayed at Down from 21 to 23 November 1867 ( Emma Darwin’ …

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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From G. H. Darwin to Emma Darwin   [30 April 1879]

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Sends some papers on Erasmus Darwin for CD.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [30 April 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 78
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12102

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From Emma Darwin   [21 April 1851]

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Discusses Anne’s sickness and her hope.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [21 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 22
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1409

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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 ( …

From Alice Bonham-Carter to Emma Darwin   21 December [1864]

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Sends a translation by Mr Noel [not found] of C. B. von Cotta’s views on CD’s and Lyell’s work.

Author:  Alice Bonham-Carter
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  21 Dec [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 241
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4722

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From William Jenner to Emma Darwin   [17 March 1864]

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Proposes to examine CD at Down.

Author:  William Jenner
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [17 Mar 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 168: 49
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4368

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From Emma Darwin to J. D. Hooker   17 March [1864]

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Request for plant.

Receipt of Oliver’s letter.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  17 Mar [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 224
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4429

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From Emma Darwin to J. D. Hooker   12 March [1864]

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Request for plants.

CD’s continuing ill health.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  12 Mar [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4426

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From Emma Darwin to Frederick Pollock   23 October [1863?]

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Apologises that CD is too unwell to do any work, but he is most interested in the frequent occurrence of inherited variations in one locality. It would have been a pleasure to visit if his health had permitted.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Jonathan Frederick (Frederick) Pollock, 1st baronet
Date:  23 Oct [1863?]
Classmark:  Private collection
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4321F

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From Emma Darwin   [June 1861]

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Describes her compassion for all his sufferings and writes of her wish that his gratitude could be offered to heaven as well as to herself. To her, the only relief is to try to believe that suffering and illness are from God’s hand "to help us to exalt our minds & to look forward with hope to a future state".

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [June 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 35
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3169

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From Emma Darwin   [22–3 April 1851]

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Thanks CD for his Monday notes about Anne, which are much better than previous ones.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [22–3 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1410

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From Emma Darwin   [24 April 1851]

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Her reactions to Anne’s death; hopes CD may soon return.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [24 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1414

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From Emma Darwin to Alphonse de Candolle   17 December [1863]

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CD sends thanks for pamphlet.

He has been very unwell for three months; it will be long before he can apply himself to his usual pursuits.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Alphonse de Candolle
Date:  17 Dec [1863]
Classmark:  Archives de la famille de Candolle (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4358

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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

From John Lubbock to Emma Darwin   6 November 1863

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Returns a borrowed extract from the [Zoological?] Record.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  6 Nov 1863
Classmark:  DAR 170: 43
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4331

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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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