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From Emma and Charles Darwin   13 May 1865


CD and ED bequeath an annuity of £50 to J. Parslow [the Darwins’ butler].

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin; Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 May 1865
Classmark:  DAR 210.10: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4832

From Charles and Emma Darwin to J. D. Hooker   [10 July 1865]



Health very bad. All scientific work stopped for 2½ months.

E. B. Tylor’s Early history of mankind [1865] impresses him.

Would like JDH’s opinion of last number of Spencer’s [Principles of] Biology [vol. 1 (1864)], especially on umbellifers. CD not satisfied with Spencer’s views on irregular flowers.

ED reports on CD’s health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin; Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [10 July 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 272
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4868

From Edward Cresy to Emma Darwin   20 November 1865


Asks Emma to write to Erasmus [E. A. Darwin] in support of Miss Elizabeth Garrett as Professor of Physiology at Bedford College for girls.

Author:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  20 Nov 1865
Classmark:  DAR 161: 247
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4940

From E. A. Darwin to Emma Darwin   25 [November 1865]


Does not like the photos; thinks they should try again.

Last account of Susan Darwin reports she is having a good deal of faintness.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  25 [Nov 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B119–20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4942

From L. C. or Margaret Susan Wedgwood to [Emma Darwin?]   [May 1865]



Sends some figures on long- and short-styled primroses for "Uncle Ch".

Author:  Lucy Caroline Wedgwood; Lucy Caroline Harrison; Margaret Susan Wedgwood; Margaret Susan Vaughan Williams
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [May 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 108: 74
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4823