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From W. E. Darwin   5 June 1871

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Follows up CD’s observation of 13 May 1871, of a New Forest pony shedding its winter coat.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 June 1871
Classmark:  DAR 90: 75, 75a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7802

From W. E. Darwin   29 July [1871?]

Summary

Wants CD to sign an enclosure [missing] and get the signatures of other family members.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 July [1871?]
Classmark:  DAR 210.5: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7886

From W. E. Darwin   15 August 1871

Summary

Sends on letter from Hacon about Captain Litchfield’s will.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Aug 1871
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 45)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7904F

To W. E. Darwin   31 [October 1871]

Summary

Writes about proof-correcting by WED [of Origin, 6th ed.].

Goes to Leith Hill on Friday.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  31 [Oct 1871]
Classmark:  Armacost Library, University of Redlands, California
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8038F

To W. E. Darwin   [after 11 November 1871]

Summary

Sends enclosure for Captain Jones.

Comments on essay by E. D. Cope ["On the origin of genera", Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 20 (1868): 242–300].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [after 11 Nov 1871]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.502)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8039

From W. E. Darwin   6 November 1871

Summary

Will send back proofs of Origin 6th ed.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Nov 1871
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 46)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8040F

To W. E. Darwin   [after 5 November 1871]

Summary

Writes about proof-correcting by WED [of Origin, 6th ed.].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [after 5 Nov 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 135
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8041

From W. E. Darwin   [19 November 1871]

Summary

Sends comments from himself and Erasmus Darwin on proofs of chapter 7 of Origin 6th ed.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [19 Nov 1871]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 37)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8041F

To W. E. Darwin   [November 1871]

Summary

Explains some proof-correcting symbols to be used by WED [on Origin, 6th ed. proofs?].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [Nov 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 136
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8042

To W. E. Darwin   3 [November 1871]

Summary

Is sending some proofs for correction by WED [6th ed. of Origin].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  3 [Nov 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 133
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8048

From W. E. Darwin   [3 November 1871]

Summary

Apologises for not working very quickly on proofs. Comments on Huxley’s theological critique of Mivart.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [3 Nov 1871]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 40)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8048F

To W. E. Darwin   [4 November 1871]

Summary

Thanks WED for a correction [to proofs of Origin, 6th ed.].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [4 Nov 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 134
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8051

From W. E. Darwin   4 November 1871

Summary

Will write to de Chaumont to ask whether anyone at Netley is able to observe shivering fits. Has not got H. Spencer essays.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Nov 1871
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 115)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8052F

From W. E. Darwin   11 November 1871

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Forwards a letter from R. O. Jones on the effects of castration on horns of male lambs.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 88: 121–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8061

From W. E. Darwin   [17 November 1871]

Summary

Says has sent a copy of CD’s memorial to Captain Jones. Passes on Sir Geo. Grey’s comments on pasturage near Morpeth. Tells superstition about straight furrows and fairies.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [17 Nov 1871]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 38)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8073F

From W. E. Darwin   22 November 1871

Summary

Sends back proofs. Praises CD for calm treatment of Mivart. Looks at duck’s mouth. Asks whether CD has seen Snow’s article in the Spectator.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Nov 1871
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 47)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8080F

From W. E. Darwin   28 December [1871]

Summary

Sends three sheets but keeps one. Suggests looking at a curved field on the way to Orpington.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Dec [1871]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 48)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8122G

From W. E. Darwin   [1 January 1872]

Summary

Worm action at Stonehenge.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 Jan 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 105
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8137

To W. E. Darwin   3 January [1872]

Summary

Thanks for letter [8137]. Finds observation at Stonehenge of depth of mould at different parts of slope "most valuable".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  3 Jan [1872]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum, Library and Archives (General Manuscripts MSS DAR 30)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8140

From W. E. Darwin   [4 January 1872]

Summary

Sends comments on his diagram of Stonehenge. Will go to Beaulieu.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [4 Jan 1872]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 49)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8141F
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