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From Hensleigh Wedgwood   [21 March 1871]

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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
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