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Letter 6112

Hawkshaw, C. M. to Darwin, Emma

12 Apr 1868

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    Observations on expression in her baby daughter.



12 April 1868

Dear Aunt Emma

I observed tears running down Baby's cheeks for the first time on the 6th of this month when she was 3 months and 2 weeks old, the nurse says she had seen it before but I have been watching pretty closely and that was the first time I saw tears decidedly overflow; in the last few days too she has learnt to make her first voluntary movement and solemnly and with difficulty guides her hand to her own mouth.

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    See letter from C. M. Hawkshaw to Emma Darwin, 9 February [1868] and n. 2.
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