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To G. H. Darwin   19 November [1881]

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Tremendously interested by GHD’s news [about the Plumian Professorship at Cambridge]. Suggests he get William Thomson to write to the electors.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  19 Nov [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1.: 111
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13489

To G. H. Darwin   25 November [1881]

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Last issue of Nature has made him "awfully proud". [See R. S. Ball, "A glimpse through the corridors of time", Nature 25 (1881): 79–82.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  25 Nov [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 112
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13511

To G. H. Darwin   [1882?]

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Encloses a letter from a Mr Hill on some [unspecified] legal matter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [1882?]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 116
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13590

To George Howard Darwin   24 [February 1859]

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Writes about their new billiard table.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  24 [Feb 1859]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 37
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2420

To George Howard Darwin   [after 5 April 1864?]

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Enquires about the relationship of English grains to French milligrammes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [after 5 Apr 1864?]
Classmark:  DAR 157.2: 99
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4451F

To George Howard Darwin   [1866]

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Asks GHD what the chances are against squinting and non-squinting children coming alternately in a family of ten.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4961

To George Howard Darwin   27 May [1867]

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CD has come to think a name better than "Pangenesis" is needed. Asks GHD to get a suggestion from a classics scholar. "Cell-genesis wd be perfect if it cd be put into Greek."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  27 May [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5553

To George Howard Darwin   24 January [1868]

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Congratulations on GHD’s brilliant tripos success.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  24 Jan [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5796

To George Howard Darwin   6 February [1869]

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John Lubbock regrets GHD did not take the Eton post. JL thinks scientific masters will soon occupy places as high and as profitable as classical masters.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  6 Feb [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5843

To G. H. Darwin   [24 March 1868]

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CD relays the advice of Sir W. R. Grove on the dismal prospects of a law career.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [24 Mar 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6044

To G. H. Darwin   [9 December 1868]

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Asks GHD to look in William Thomson’s book [W. Thomson and P. G. Tait, Treatise on natural philosophy, vol. 1 (1867)] to see how many million years ago Thomson says earth’s crust solidified. CD is troubled by "brevity of the world", because pre-Silurian creatures must have lived during endless ages "else my views wd be wrong, which is impossible – Q.E.D.".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [9 Dec 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6496

To G. H. Darwin   30 January [1874?]

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Returns and sends comments on Clarke Hawkshaw’s essay ‘The persistence of forms of life in the depths of the sea’.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  30 January [1874?]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 152
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7466F

To G. H. Darwin   3 May [1872]

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Thanks GHD for extracts, but says the subject of music is beyond him.

Suggests that GHD deliberate over one or two sentences of his paper on dress ["Developments in dress", Macmillan’s Mag. 22 (1872): 410–16].

Refers to prospective marriage of Amy [Ruck and CD’s son Francis].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  3 May [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8308

To G. H. Darwin   22 January 1873

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Concerned about GHD’s health. Sends a prescription for a cough mixture.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  22 Jan 1873
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8747

To G. H. Darwin   5 March [1873]

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Distressed by the poor health of GHD and Horace. Asks them to come home.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  5 Mar [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8799

To G. H. Darwin   [3 April 1873]

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Anxious to have GHD come home because of his poor health. Recommends Huxley’s physician (Andrew Clark) – an advocate of milk diet.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [3 Apr 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8839

To G. H. Darwin   2 August [1873]

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Thinks highly of GHD’s article [probably "On beneficial restrictions to liberty of marriage", Contemp. Rev. 22 (1873): 412–26]. A good omen for the future.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  2 Aug [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8997

To G. H. Darwin   3 October [1873]

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CD thinks GHD’s letter is an excellent clarification [of CD’s conjectural view on the elimination of useless parts in species], but does not want to publish it as his [CD’s] own. Asks GHD to think carefully before he publishes it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  3 Oct [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9085

To G. H. Darwin   12 October [1873]

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Asks GHD whether he can tell him what inclination a polished or waxy leaf ought to hold to the horizon in order to let vertical rain rebound off as much as possible.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  12 Oct [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9096

To G. H. Darwin   21 October [1873]

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CD gives his criticisms of GHD’s essay on religion and the moral sense. Urges him to delay publishing for some months and then to consider whether it is new and important enough to counterbalance the effects of its publication. J. S. Mill would never have influenced the age as he has done had he not refrained from expressing his religious convictions. Cites John Morley’s Life of Voltaire [1872]: direct attacks produce little effect; real good comes from slow and silent side attacks. "My advice is to pause, pause, pause."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  21 Oct [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1:14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9105
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