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From W. E. Darwin to Emma Darwin   [after 30 September 1867]

Summary

Sends the information about Rouse the tutor.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [after Sept 1867]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 29)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5636F

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From Emma Darwin to ?   [October 1874 – April 1882]

Summary

CD cannot come to London to sit for photograph. Sends one taken by son [Leonard], which family considers the best likeness. CD would be glad to give a sitting at Down.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [Oct 1874 – April 1882]
Classmark:  Archives of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University (bMs 62.10.1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13792

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From W. E. Darwin to Emma Darwin   [25 January 1868]

Summary

Expresses his pleasure at GHD’s degree.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [25 Jan 1868]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 33)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5798F

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From W. E. Darwin to Emma and/or Charles Darwin   c. 20–5 September 1877

Summary

Description of their English dinner companions at a foreign hotel.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin; Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  c. 20-25 Sept 1877
Classmark:  DAR 210.5: 18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11146F

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From Emma Darwin to J. B. Innes   24 December [1880]

Summary

News of the opening of the reading room at Down. CD is pleased Innes was interested in his book; both Innes’s facts are new to him.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  24 Dec [1880]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12935F

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From W. E. Darwin to Emma Darwin   8 August [1862]

Summary

WED thinks Bournemouth a suitable holiday destination for ED and CD.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  8 Aug [1862]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3674F

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From Emma Darwin to G. H. Darwin   [14 October 1881]

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Arrangements for the disposal of the contents of Erasmus Alvey Darwin’s house at 6 Queen Anne Street, London.

The text on EAD’s gravestone.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [14 Oct 1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.3: 24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13400F

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From Emma Darwin to J. D. Hooker   [20 April 1882]

Summary

Informs JDH of CD’s death.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [20 Apr 1882]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (JDH/2/1/6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13769F

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To Emma Darwin   [21 April 1851]

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An evening report on Annie Darwin’s somewhat improved condition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [21 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1408A

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To Emma Darwin   [18 April 1851]

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Reports on Anne’s condition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [18 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1401

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From Emma Darwin to Frederick Pollock   23 October [1863?]

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Apologises that CD is too unwell to do any work, but he is most interested in the frequent occurrence of inherited variations in one locality. It would have been a pleasure to visit if his health had permitted.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Jonathan Frederick (Frederick) Pollock, 1st baronet
Date:  23 Oct [1863?]
Classmark:  Private collection
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4321F

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From Horace Darwin to Emma Darwin   [18 September 1880]

Summary

Found worm-casts atop a 2555–foot hill.

Author:  Horace Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [18 Sept 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 73
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12717

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From Emma Darwin to F. J. Hughes   13 February 1882

Summary

Thanks for sympathy on death of Erasmus [Alvey Darwin].

Suggests rewording statement concerning source of CD’s views on evolution.

Recalls happy days at Penally.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Frances Jane Hughes
Date:  13 Feb 1882
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Pearce/Darwin Fox collection RBSC-ARC-1721-1-15)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13683

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To Emma Wedgwood   [26 January 1839]

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He has the wedding ring. Agrees to coming straight home after the wedding, if that is what she prefers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [26 Jan 1839]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-493

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To Emma Darwin   [17 November 1848]

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CD fears he must wear Emma with his unwellness and complaints.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [17 Nov 1848]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 32
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1208

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From E. A. Darwin to Emma Darwin   1 September [1875?]

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Reports on health [of unidentified woman].

EAD will not think of coming to Down until their return.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  1 Sept [1875?]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B126
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10146

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From Erasmus Alvey Darwin to Emma Darwin   [before 3 February 1867?]

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Will be glad to see her on 4th.

Thinks Hensleigh is getting better, very slowly.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [before 3 Feb 1867?]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B122–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5335

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Darwin, E. A. Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma
  • … 105: B122–3 Erasmus Alvey Darwin unstated [before 3 Feb 1867? ] Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin
  • … and CD and Emma Darwin to London (see n.  3, below), and from Hensleigh Wedgwood’s poor …
  • Darwin’s diary (DAR 242) records that Henrietta went to London on 4 February 1867, and CD and Emma on 13 February 1867; CD and Emma may have intended to visit earlier with Henrietta. Hensleigh Wedgwood’ …

To Emma Darwin   [23 April 1851]

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Tells of Anne’s death.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [23 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1412

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To Emma Darwin   [20 or 27 October 1844]

Summary

Has been discussing wills and other legal matters with his father.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [20 or 27] Oct 1844
Classmark:  Emma Darwin 2: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-783

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From E. A. Darwin to Emma Darwin   30 [March 1864?]

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Sends Effie’s [K. E. Wedgwood] letter;

recounts other family news.

Is interested in CD’s thoughts on podophyllin.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  30 [Mar 1864?]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B118
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4374

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Darwin, E. A. Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma
  • … DAR 105: B118 Erasmus Alvey Darwin unstated 30 [Mar 1864? ] Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin
  • Wedgwood’s temporary cheer has not been determined; however, Erasmus Alvey Darwin’s comments about his cousin may be related to the health of her brother, James Mackintosh Wedgwood (see n.  3, below). Erasmus refers to his cousin James Mackintosh Wedgwood, who was suffering from incurable cancer (Wedgwood and Wedgwood 1980 , pp.  274, 279). In March 1864 he was in Italy, but he was brought home in early April 1864; he died on 24 June 1864 ( ibid. , pp.  275, 279). According to Emma Darwin’ …
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