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From W. E. Darwin   [24 August 1877]

Summary

Action of heavy rain on the leaves of Robinia.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [24 Aug 1877]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 85
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10753

From W. E. Darwin   [15 January 1877]

Summary

Thanks for the copy of Orchids.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [15 Jan 1877]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 66)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10794F

From W. E. Darwin   [25 March? 1877]

Summary

Staying with W. D. Fox on the Isle of Wight. Offers to find Pulmonaria plants.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [25 Mar? 1877]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 67)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10922F

From W. E. Darwin   4 April 1877

Summary

Arrangements about a purchase of land.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Apr 1877
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 61)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10923F

From W. E. Darwin   5 October [1877]

Summary

Thanks CD for present of £300.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Oct [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 210.5: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11169

From W. E. Darwin   24 October 1877

Summary

Asks for key and letter to be sent to him at the New University Club in London.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Oct 1877
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 62)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11204F

From W. E. Darwin   27 October [1876]

Summary

Discussing a purchase of land.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Oct [1876]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 64)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11212F

From W. E. Darwin   30 November [1876]

Summary

Pleased to hear about GHD’s paper at the Royal Society.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Nov [1876]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 65)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11260F

From W. E. Darwin   10 February [1880]

Summary

"Dia" [as a prefix] means "through, across".

WED’s wife would like to meet the Huxleys.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Feb [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 209.7: 159
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11352

From W. E. Darwin   22 May [1878]

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Summary

Extract from Athenæum 11 May [1878], p. 606, of R. I. Lynch on germination of the provision tree.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 May [1878]
Classmark:  DAR 209.6: 199–200
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11523

From W. E. Darwin   10 July [1878]

Summary

Has taken OCM to the photographer’s, and is sending photographs to be signed.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 July [1878]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 68)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11597F

From W. E. Darwin   13 [December 1878]

Summary

Surprised and delighted by Mr Rich’s bequest as it will greatly increase his income. Intends to leave money to the Royal Society to contribute to science. Houses in London are a good investment even in times that are nervous for bankers.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 [Dec 1878]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 69)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11790F

From W. E. Darwin   9 January 1879

Summary

Sends figures on increase in value of North Western Railway stocks. Says consol stock considered much more secure for bankers. Does not think his own bank is in danger of a run. Is glad to see the Emperor of Prussia has confirmed CD’s appointment to Academy. Is snowing at Bassett.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Jan 1879
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 70)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11823F

From W. E. Darwin   25 February [1879]

Summary

Thanks CD profusely for the circular which detailed his and Emma Darwin’s plans to increase their children’s income. Thinks a few hundred really makes the difference for feeling really rich, especially as he now knows how important it is for bankers to have available personal savings.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Feb [1879]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 71)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11896F

From W. E. Darwin   29 April [1879]

Summary

There is a hyacinth growing upside down in Hankinson’s garden. Sends picture of it. Leslie Stephen knows of no worthwhile sources of information on Dr Erasmus Darwin.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Apr [1879]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 73); DAR 177: 254
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12017F

From W. E. Darwin   [9 November 1879]

Summary

Sends CD petition from Olmstead and asks him to forward it around to get good signatures.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [9 Nov 1879]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 74), Gardner 1880, pp. 31–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12301F

From W. E. Darwin   [8 December 1879]

Summary

Returns Guthrie. Comments at length on Guthrie’s critique of Spencer.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [8 Dec 1879]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 72)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12346F

From W. E. Darwin   1 January [1881]

Summary

Discusses possible investments.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Jan 1881
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 75)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12392G

From W. E. Darwin   6 January [1880]

Summary

Delighted by honour CD has received from Turin. Agrees with Horace that the money ought to be given to the Zoological Station at Naples.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Jan [1880]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 79)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12404F

From W. E. Darwin   [28 January 1880]

Summary

Thanks CD for giving money to the children. Is going to give money to Bessy, but not invest it until she is really rich. Returns Butler’s letter. Thinks Butler is looking for a grievance to write an article about.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [28 Jan 1880]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 80)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12440G
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