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To E. A. Darwin   12 December 1878

Summary

Informs EAD of Anthony Rich’s proposal to bequeath his property to CD.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Date:  12 Dec 1878
Classmark:  DAR 153: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11789

From Thomas Salt to E. A. Darwin   8 February 1849

Summary

Discusses the division of R. W. Darwin’s estate.

Author:  Thomas Salt
Addressee:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Date:  8 Feb 1849
Classmark:  Shropshire Archives (SA D3651/B/47/1/11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1222F

From E. A. Darwin   [26? February 1880]

Summary

Wishes EAD to sign some road bonds and then forward them to CD so that they may be paid off. [EAD note to CD enclosed, saying he does not know where the money will go.]

Author:  George Moultrie Salt
Addressee:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Date:  [26? Feb 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12500

To E. A. Darwin   7 September [1871]

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Wants to sell some shares held in trust by EAD and Josiah Wedgwood [III].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Date:  7 Sept [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 210.10: 27
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13789

To E. A. Darwin   26 [April 1853]

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Writes concerning marriage trust.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Date:  26 [Apr 1853]
Classmark:  DAR 210.10: 19, 22
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1380

To Erasmus Alvey Darwin   19 April 1851

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Asks EAD to forward a message of Anne’s improved state to Down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Date:  19 Apr 1851
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1403

To E. A. Darwin   [25 April 1851]

Summary

Writes about the death of Anne. Wishes EAD to insert an announcement of the death in the newspapers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Date:  [25 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  V&A / Wedgwood Collection (MS W/M 310)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1416

To E. A. Darwin   21 June [1862]

Summary

His friend Trenham Reeks [Secretary of Museum of Practical Geology] would give Carlyle information and help. This note will serve as introduction.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Date:  21 June [1862]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (MS.553: 440 (241))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3617

To E. A. Darwin   30 June 1864

Summary

Has heard nothing about the Copley Medal. Is grateful for Hugh Falconer’s interest [see 4546].

Supplies details about circumstances of his voyage on the Beagle.

Does not believe that his sea-sickness was the cause of his subsequent ill-health.

Encloses the requested list of publications [see 4550].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Date:  30 June 1864
Classmark:  ML 1: 247–8; DAR 154: 67
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4548A

From Hugh Falconer to Erasmus Alvey Darwin   3 January 1865

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Encloses letter [missing] which he believes will clear up the part he played in Edward Sabine’s Presidential Address. Does not wish CD to think that he did not support the Origin.

Author:  Hugh Falconer
Addressee:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Date:  3 Jan 1865
Classmark:  DAR 164: 23
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4737

From Hugh Falconer to E. A. Darwin   5 January [1865]

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HF merely wanted to correct a false impression given by a sentence taken out of context.

Author:  Hugh Falconer
Addressee:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Date:  5 Jan [1865]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4739

From John Crawfurd to E. A. Darwin   7 August 1863

Summary

Forwards an enclosure for CD, at Archdeacon John Sinclair’s request [extract from J. Sinclair’s Life and works of Sir John Sinclair (1837) 2: 83–5], showing how Dr Erasmus Darwin anticipated Justus von Liebig [in recognising the importance of phosphorus-rich manures].

Author:  John Crawfurd
Addressee:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Date:  7 Aug 1863
Classmark:  DAR 161: 237, 237/1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4880

To E. A. Darwin    21 December 1828

Summary

Has found nice rooms in [Christ’s] College, which he has furnished with some very good prints. Lives almost entirely with W. D. Fox and entomology.

News of John Price, B. H. Kennedy, and Charles Whitley. Fanny Owen is as charming as ever.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Date:  21 Dec 1828
Classmark:  DAR 154: 66
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-53

From Alexander Shaw to E. A. Darwin   22 March 1867

Summary

At the request of his sister, Marion Bell, he sends a copy of his essay on the nervous system. It contains a view of the development of the animal kingdom in illustration of Charles Bell’s classification of the nerves. Human powers are held to be more dependent upon the structure of the mouth than that of the hand.

Author:  Alexander Shaw
Addressee:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Date:  22 Mar 1867
Classmark:  DAR 177: 145
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5454A

From Henry Holland to Erasmus Alvey Darwin   24 February [1869]

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References to works on probability;

statistics on proportion of sexes in births in England and Wales.

Author:  Henry Holland, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Date:  24 Feb [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 86: A79–80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6632

To E. A. Darwin   [before 1 October 1844]

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Writes about canal shares EAD holds as trustee.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Date:  [before 1 Oct 1844]
Classmark:  DAR 210.10: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-678

DCP-LETT-7022

Author:  Edward Holland
Addressee:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Date:  
Classmark:  DAR 166: 234
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7022

To E. A. Darwin   [after 29 July 1871?]

Summary

Asks [EAD] to get signatures as opportunity offers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Date:  [after 29 July 1871?]
Classmark:  DAR 210.5: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7887

To E. A. Darwin   20 September 1873

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Consults about the wisdom of Frank’s becoming CD’s assistant rather than practising medicine.

Outlines his finances.

[Copy in EAD’s hand.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Date:  20 Sept 1873
Classmark:  DAR 105: B1–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9060

To Josiah Wedgwood III and E. A. Darwin   25 July 1844

Summary

Requests to JW III and EAD as trustees of the marriage-settlement, to make some funds available.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Josiah Wedgwood, III; Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Date:  25 July 1844
Classmark:  V&A / Wedgwood Collection (MS W/M 1012)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-766
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