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To Catherine Darwin   [22 November 1846]

Summary

Concerned about Father’s health.

Forwards a letter from FitzRoy.

Dr Erasmus Darwin’s scientific prophecies are the talk of London.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Date:  [22 Nov 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 92: A1–A2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1029

From Emily Catherine Darwin   [12 November 1848]

Summary

Gives details of the illness of R. W. Darwin.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [12 Nov 1848]
Classmark:  V&A / Wedgwood Collection (MS W/M 279)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1206

From Catherine Darwin   [13 November 1848]

Summary

Informs CD of the death of their father and the funeral arrangements.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [13 Nov 1848]
Classmark:  V&A / Wedgwood Collection (MS W/M 279)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1207

From Emily Catherine Darwin   [25? April 1851]

Summary

Commiseration on the death of Anne.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [25? Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 35
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1421

From Emily Catherine Darwin   [27 April 1851]

Summary

Thoughts on the death of Anne.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [27 Apr 1851]
Classmark:  DAR 210.13: 36
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1423

From Catherine Darwin   8 January – 4 February 1832

Summary

News of family and friends, much of it about forthcoming marriages: Fanny Owen and R. M. Biddulph, Fanny Mackintosh and Hensleigh Wedgwood. Charlotte Wedgwood will write to him of her own engagement to Charles Langton.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Jan – 4 Feb 1832
Classmark:  DAR 204.6.1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-154

From Catherine Darwin   26–7 April [1832]

Summary

Writes chiefly of family affairs: Erasmus’ visit, further delay in Fanny Owen’s marriage, Sarah [Owen] Williams’ illness, Arthur Owen’s sad departure for India; cholera.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26[–7] Apr [1832]
Classmark:  DAR 204.6.1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-167

To Catherine Darwin May–June [1832]

Summary

Lists letters received and those sent; comments on family happenings.

The Beagle is back [from Bahia]; two sailors and "little [Charles] Musters" died of fever. In 14 days they sail for Montevideo, then to Rio Negro, then on to where no man is known to have been before.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Date:  May–June [1832]
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-169

From Catherine Darwin   [26 October 1825]

Summary

Shrewsbury news.

Glad he likes Edinburgh.

They have been going to plays performed by a travelling company he knows.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [26 Oct 1825]
Classmark:  DAR 204.2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-17

To Catherine Darwin   5 July [1832]

Summary

Sailing next day to Montevideo. He has taken many hitherto undescribed animals. Describes the glories of the Brazilian forest.

Mentions his concern over the Reform Bill.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Date:  5 July [1832]
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-176

From Catherine Darwin   25 July [– 3 August] 1832

Summary

Tells of the family’s pleasure in reading CD’s first two letters and his journal.

Comments on Shrewsbury politics, the cholera, and the family. Sedgwick calls often; Catherine thinks he is interested in Susan.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 July [– 3 Aug] 1832
Classmark:  DAR 204.6.1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-179

From Catherine Darwin   14 October [1832]

Summary

Writes news of family, Maer, and Woodhouse. His father has sent for a banana tree

and plans to buy J. J. Audubon’s book [Birds of America (1827)].

Charles Langton has been given a living near Ludlow.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Oct [1832]
Classmark:  DAR 204.6.1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-187

To Catherine Darwin   22 May – 14 July 1833

Summary

Longs to be on the other side of the Horn; tired of these countries. Natural history makes him continue. He now knows it will remain his favourite pursuit for the rest of his life.

Comments on slavery.

Will have additional space on board and a servant [Syms Covington] who will help him with the collection of birds and quadrupeds.

Asks for books, a lens, and four pairs of shoes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Date:  22 May – 14 July 1833
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-206

From Catherine Darwin   29 May 1833

Summary

She and Susan are in London, and she writes of people they have seen or had news of: Captain Harding, E. A. Darwin, Fanny [Mrs Hensleigh] Wedgwood, Emma Wedgwood, the Langtons, Josiah Wedgwood and Aunt Bessie, Fanny Biddulph and child, and the Evanses of Portrane.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 May 1833
Classmark:  DAR 204.6.1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-208

From Catherine Darwin   15 January [1826]

Summary

Family news. Visits to the Owens at Woodhouse and the Parkers at Overton.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Jan [1826]
Classmark:  DAR 204.2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-21

From Catherine Darwin   27 September 1833

Summary

Mainly Shropshire news of family and friends.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Sept 1833
Classmark:  DAR 204.6.1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-217

From Catherine Darwin   29 October 1833

Summary

Finds his journal interesting; they will read it aloud to Papa on winter evenings. They all regret the long time the journey is taking.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Oct 1833
Classmark:  DAR 204.6.1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-225

From Catherine Darwin   27 November 1833

Summary

Mentions letters sent in parcel and those from CD received by Fox and Henslow. Adds news of family and friends.

Appreciation of his journal. She hears that CD’s "theory of the Earth" is the same as Lyell’s in 3d volume [of Principles of geology (1833)].

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Nov 1833
Classmark:  DAR 204.6.1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-232

From Catherine Darwin   27–30 January 1834

Summary

News of family and friends: W. D. Fox will marry in the spring; private theatricals at Eaton house-party.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27-30 Jan 1834
Classmark:  DAR 204.6.1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-236

To Catherine Darwin   6 April 1834

Summary

Describes Patagonia and its inhabitants.

Writes of his pleasure in geology.

Predicts that Falklands will become an "important halting place". Outlines Beagle’s future itinerary.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Date:  6 Apr 1834
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-242
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