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From S. E. (Elizabeth) Wedgwood to Hensleigh Wedgwood   [16] November [1836]

Summary

Describes CD’s visit to Maer on his return from Beagle voyage.

Author:  Sarah Elizabeth (Elizabeth) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Hensleigh Wedgwood
Date:  [16] Nov [1836]
Classmark:  V&A / Wedgwood Collection (MS W/M 129)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-322

From Hensleigh Wedgwood   [22 August 1875]

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Errata in first edition of Insectivorous plants.

Author:  Hensleigh Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [22 Aug 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 86: B32
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10132

From Hensleigh Wedgwood   [13–19 March 1859]

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HW has confirmed the report in the Times of a shower of fish (minnows and sticklebacks) that fell on the Wedgwood colliery.

Author:  Hensleigh Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [13–19 Mar 1859]
Classmark:  DAR 205.2: 262
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13854

From Hensleigh Wedgwood   [before 29 September 1857]

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Suggests CD use the common origin of the French "chef" and the English "head" or "évêque" and "bishop" to illustrate the parallels between extinction and transitional forms in language and palaeontology [see Natural selection, p. 384].

Author:  Hensleigh Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 29 Sept 1857]
Classmark:  DAR 48: A80–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2070

From Hensleigh Wedgwood   [January? 1860]

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Prepared to think world infinitely old, but not that life originated with a single cell. Questions whether geological evidence supports gradual progress in organisation. HW thought scientific opinion during Vestiges debate was against this hypothesis. Argues that presence of same senses in lower animals and vertebrates does not imply descent; assumes resemblance is due to living in same world and thus having organs for the same purposes. Wants CD to know how others may see these questions.

Author:  Hensleigh Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Jan? 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 48: 83–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2389

From Hensleigh Wedgwood   [20 December 1836]

Summary

Has returned CD’s Beagle journal MS. Thinks it would be an interesting account even if they did not know CD, and that it will be successful if published; the less it is mixed up with FitzRoy’s journal, the better.

Author:  Hensleigh Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [20 Dec 1836]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 140
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-332

From Hensleigh Wedgwood   25 September [1842]

Summary

Gives an account of his father’s illness.

Author:  Hensleigh Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Sept [1842]
Classmark:  V&A / Wedgwood Collection (MS W/M 258)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-644

From Hensleigh Wedgwood   [1868–70?]

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Development of complex language does not require an early civilisation. [See Descent 1: 56ff.]

Author:  Hensleigh Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1868–70?]
Classmark:  DAR 80: 164–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7040

From Hensleigh Wedgwood [1867–72]

Summary

On origin of hand-shaking.

Author:  Hensleigh Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1867–72]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7041

From Hensleigh Wedgwood [1867–72]

Summary

Expression: derivation of the term "brown study".

Author:  Hensleigh Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1867–72]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 54
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7042

From Hensleigh Wedgwood [1867–72?]

Summary

A fragment that may contain information for Expression.

Author:  Hensleigh Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1867–72?]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 53v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7043

From Hensleigh Wedgwood   [March 1870]

Summary

On the expression of disagreeable surprise.

Author:  Hensleigh Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Mar 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 56
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7122

From Hensleigh Wedgwood   [21 March 1871]

Summary

Copy of and note on a picture of Noah’s daughter averting her eyes in shame.

Author:  Hensleigh Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [21 Mar 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 195.1: 54
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7406

From Hensleigh Wedgwood   [before 3 March 1871]

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On "moral sense" in Descent.

Author:  Hensleigh Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 3 Mar 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 88: 41–53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7470

To Hensleigh Wedgwood   3 March [1871]

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Admits pointer illustration is faulty.

Discusses shame, remorse, social instincts, approbation, and other topics discussed in Descent, ch. 4. "But as yet I nail my colours to the mast."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hensleigh Wedgwood
Date:  3 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 88: 24, 54–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7537

From Hensleigh Wedgwood   [3–9 March 1871]

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Agrees that social instinct or love for fellows is the beginning of moral feeling. Responds to CD’s letter [7537].

Author:  Hensleigh Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [3–9 Mar 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 88: 56–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7542

To Hensleigh Wedgwood   9 March 1871

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Seeks to clarify his and HW’s views on the causes of repentance or shame.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hensleigh Wedgwood
Date:  9 Mar 1871
Classmark:  DAR 88: 64–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7560

From Hensleigh Wedgwood   [after 9 March 1871]

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Answers CD’s letter [7560], on points of agreement between them, the chief one being the sympathy which man has with his fellows. Disagrees however with CD’s "principle" of the painful feelings of dissatisfied instinct.

Author:  Hensleigh Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 9 Mar 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 88: 60–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7562

To Hensleigh and Fanny Mackintosh Wedgwood   1 May [1851]

Summary

Thanks HW for the trouble he has taken; sends a cheque [to cover expenses of Anne’s funeral?]. Emma Darwin adds a note to FMW.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hensleigh Wedgwood; Frances Emma Elizabeth (Fanny) Wedgwood
Date:  1 May [1851]
Classmark:  V&A / Wedgwood Collection (MS W/M 310)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1426

To John Russell   [10 July 1848]

Summary

Ask JR to advise the Queen to issue Her Royal Commission of Inquiry into the best methods of securing the improvement of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin; Nassau William Senior; John Stevens Henslow; Baden Powell; Bonamy Price; Thomas Jodrell Phillips-Jodrell; James Heywood; Edmund Walker Head, eighth baronet; Thomas James Agar Robartes; Philip le Breton; George Nugent Grenville, 2d Baron Nugent of Carlanstown; Charles Lyell, 1st baronet; Harry Verney, second baronet; Peter John Locke King; Henry Galgacus Redhead Yorke; Joseph Kay; Edward France Percival; Edward Horsman; Erasmus Alvey Darwin; Hensleigh Wedgwood; Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  John Russell, 1st Earl Russell
Date:  [10 July 1848]
Classmark:  Cambridge Pamphlets, Folio Series, vol. 4: CUL Cam.a.500.5/124
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1188F
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