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


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

To Hensleigh Wedgwood   3 March [1871]



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

To Hensleigh Wedgwood   9 March 1871



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

To Hensleigh and Fanny Mackintosh Wedgwood   1 May [1851]


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
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