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From Leslie Stephen to [Leonard Darwin]   25 April 1879

Summary

Knows of no worthwhile sources of information on Dr Erasmus Darwin.

Author:  Leslie Stephen
Addressee:  Leonard Darwin
Date:  25 Apr 1879
Classmark:  DAR 177: 254
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12012

From Leonard Darwin to Leslie Stephen   [10 January 1881?]

Summary

Suggests an errata slip for preface to Erasmus Darwin would correct the inaccurate statement regarding publication of Butler’s Evolution old and new.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Leslie Stephen
Date:  [10 Jan 1881?]
Classmark:  The New York Public Library. Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature (MSS Stephen)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13004

To Leonard Darwin   11 September [1876]

Summary

Informs LD of the death of Francis Darwin’s wife, Amy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leonard Darwin
Date:  11 Sept [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10596

To Leonard Darwin   31 March 1877

Summary

Is "awfully glad" at LD’s appointment [as an instructor at Chatham].

Thinks LD should start reading chemistry "though reading does not do much".

Reports scientific work of George and Frank Darwin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leonard Darwin
Date:  31 Mar 1877
Classmark:  DAR 153: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10919

From Leonard Darwin   28 November 1877

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LD is supplying coloured-glass light filters for CD’s experiments.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Nov 1877
Classmark:  DAR 186: 32
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11256

From Leonard Darwin   7 January 1878

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LD’s chemical analysis of lamp-black.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Jan 1878
Classmark:  DAR 209.8: 153
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11316

From Leonard Darwin   8 January 1878

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Has been testing lamp-black for ammonia.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Jan 1878
Classmark:  DAR 186: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11317

From Leonard Darwin   25 April 1878

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Encloses two photos [missing].

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Apr 1878
Classmark:  DAR 186: 34
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11484

From Leonard Darwin   7 May 1879

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Has been trying unsuccessfully to weigh something for CD.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 May 1879
Classmark:  DAR 186: 35
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12035

To Leonard Darwin   12 July [1879]

Summary

Will shorten or leave out many parts [of Erasmus Darwin] but cannot agree that it is not worth while to say something about the family.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leonard Darwin
Date:  12 July [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 153: 93
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12153

From Leonard Darwin   [before 12 July] 1879

Summary

Suggests revisions in proofs of Erasmus Darwin.

[Letter wrongly dated Nov by LD.]

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 12 July] 1879
Classmark:  DAR 92: B7–10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12160

To Leonard Darwin   12 August 1879

Summary

Coniston is most beautiful, but CD finds "there are too many human beings for my taste".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leonard Darwin
Date:  12 Aug 1879
Classmark:  DAR 153: 94
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12191

From W. M. Hacon to Leonard Darwin   8 October 1881

Summary

On proposed sale of property to CD by Sydney Sales.

Author:  William Mackmurdo Hacon
Addressee:  Leonard Darwin
Date:  8 Oct 1881
Classmark:  DAR 166: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13379

From W. M. Hacon to Leonard Darwin   11 October 1881

Summary

More on proposed sale of property to CD by Sydney Sales.

Author:  William Mackmurdo Hacon
Addressee:  Leonard Darwin
Date:  11 Oct 1881
Classmark:  DAR 166: 32
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13393

From Leonard Darwin   12 October [1881]

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Will be home on Saturday.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Oct [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 186: 36
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13395

From W. M. Hacon to Leonard Darwin   14 October 1881

Summary

Further details on sale of property to CD by Sydney Sales.

Author:  William Mackmurdo Hacon
Addressee:  Leonard Darwin
Date:  14 Oct 1881
Classmark:  DAR 166: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13400

From Leonard Darwin   [after 4 March 1871]

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Recommends a photographer to CD for Expression.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 4 Mar 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 186: 30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7405

From Leonard Darwin   [29 March 1872]

Summary

Data relating to experiments; shrinkage of earth on drying.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [29 Mar 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 75
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8260

To Leonard Darwin   11 July [1872]

Summary

CD wants no more alterations than are necessary [to proofs of Expression]. Warns LD that "any alteration seems at first an improvement".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leonard Darwin
Date:  11 July [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 153: 90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8404

To Leonard Darwin   26 July [1872]

Summary

CD cannot improve style [of Expression] without great changes. "I am sick of the subject, and myself, and the world".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leonard Darwin
Date:  26 July [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 153: 90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8435
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