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From Emma Darwin to John Tyndall   7 October [1875]

Summary

An invitation to Down for Sunday 16 October.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  7 Oct [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 34 (EH 88205972)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10185F

From Ellen Harrison to Emma Darwin   [January 1878]

Summary

On an elephant’s crying when foot was operated on.

Author:  Ellen Harrison
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [Jan 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 108
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11304

From Francis Darwin to Emma Darwin   30 June 1879

Summary

Last night had tremendous thunderstorm. Will ask Goebel about proshelismus. Describes experiments on beans. Please send Bessy’s address. Has got to know nice Englishman named Purdy and his wife. Bathes nearly every night with the Finlander.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  30 June 1879
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 49
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12128F

From Horace 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

From Emma Darwin to ?   [October 1874–82]

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 1874–82]
Classmark:  Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13792

From Emma Darwin to John Scott   23 September [1863]

Summary

CD too unwell to read. JS should not send Primula paper MS until CD returns home.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott
Date:  23 Sept [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 93: B1–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4302

From Emma Darwin to John Scott   24 September [1863]

Summary

JS’s MS [of Primula paper] arrived, but CD is too ill to read it.

CD has sent JS’s paper on orchid sterility to Botanische Zeitung and to Hooker.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott
Date:  24 Sept [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 93: B3–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4304

From John Scott to Emma Darwin   25 September [1863]

Summary

Regrets CD’s poor health.

"Do not return Primula MS."

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  25 Sept [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 97
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4307

From Emma Darwin to Alfred Newton   4 November [1863]

Summary

CD thanks AN for the note and remarks on the partridge’s leg. CD is too ill to write a note, but will send [for] the specimen as soon as he can. [See 4326.]

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Newton
Date:  4 Nov [1863]
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library (MS Add. 9839/1D/65)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4330F

From Emma Darwin to John Scott   19 November [1863]

Summary

CD agrees about reversion.

The discovery of crossing in cryptogams is very interesting.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott
Date:  19 Nov [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 93: B31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4343

From Emma Darwin to Patrick Matthew   21 November [1863]

Summary

CD is too ill to write.

As for natural selection, he is more faithful to PM’s "own original child" than PM is himself. To illustrate, CD relates the metaphor of an architect selecting well-shaped stones and rejecting ill-shaped ones. [See Variation 2: 431.]

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Patrick Matthew
Date:  21 Nov [1863]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (Acc. 10963)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4344

From Emma Darwin to George Maw   28 December 1863

Summary

CD too unwell to write but has signed the [unspecified] paper and forwarded it as requested.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  George Maw
Date:  28 Dec 1863
Classmark:  Royal Horticultural Society, Lindley Library (MAW/1/11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4360

From Emma Darwin to John Scott   9 January 1864

Summary

CD thinks JS’s Primula paper is fit for publication; he will send it on to the Linnean Society.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott
Date:  9 Jan 1864
Classmark:  DAR 93: B29–30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4383

From Francis Darwin to Emma Darwin   [after 16 October 1868]

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Summary

Has been working with G. R. Crotch on stridulation. The sexual theory seems very shaky.

Is sending preparations of beetles.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [after 16 Oct 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 82: A96–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5761

From Robert Wedgwood to Emma Darwin   3 February [1871]

Summary

Information [for CD] on old, sloping, ridged fields.

Author:  Robert Wedgwood
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  3 Feb [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 65
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8198

From Robert Wedgwood to Emma Darwin   9 February [1871]

Summary

Encloses letters from two owners [W. Corbett and C. Randell] of large farms concerning fields with ridges and furrows in the direction of the slope. All local men agree the ridges do not change shape.

Author:  Robert Wedgwood
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  9 Feb [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 66, 67, DAR 161: 226
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8205

From Leonard Darwin to Emma Darwin   [after 26 June – 28 September 1874]

Summary

Describes voyage to New Zealand.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [after 26 June – 28 Sept 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 239.1: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9517F

From Horace Darwin   17 August 1874

Summary

The occurrence and prevention of scale in boilers.

Anxious to hear Murray’s reply [to CD’s letter 9598].

Author:  Horace Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  17 Aug 1874
Classmark:  DAR 162: 70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9603

From Francis Wedgwood to Emma Darwin   [before 4 January 1871]

Summary

Will observe old furrowed fields for CD in the early spring. Suggests locations in Scotland and Rugby with ridge and furrowing in old pastures.

Author:  Francis (Frank) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [before 4 Jan 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 49
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7426

From Emma Darwin to Roland Trimen   [22 August 1871]

Summary

CD is very unwell; will be unable to see RT.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Roland Trimen
Date:  [22 Aug 1871]
Classmark:  Royal Entomological Society
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7916
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