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Letter 7153

Darwin, H. E. to Darwin, C. R.

[30 Mar 1870]

Summary

Describes crying in an infant.

Transcription

I can swear to Mildred’sf2 having the knots in the elevated cornersof her eyebrows. The wrinkles were hardly to be seen.The corners of her mouth down. This was before crying, and when shecried the look ceased.f3

DAR 162: 69

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Footnotes

f1
The date is established by CD’s annotation at the top of theletter.
f2
Henrietta refers to Mildred Langton, CD’s nephew’sdaughter.
f3
CD discussed the expression of grief in children in Expression,pp. 190–5.
f4
CD refers to his niece Margaret Susan Vaughan Williams. SeeCorrespondence vol. 17, letter from M. S. V. Williams toH. E. Darwin, [after 14 October 1869]. Her child was Hervey Wedgwood Williams.
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