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To L. C. Harrison   18 October [1881]

Summary

Can think of no suggestion to send to Mrs Forsyth. "The best plan is to read, think and speculate and then some suggestion or doubt will occur which can be determined or verified out of observation."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Lucy Caroline Wedgwood; Lucy Caroline Harrison
Date:  18 Oct [1881]
Classmark:  Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Philadelphia
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13414

From Lucy Caroline Wedgwood   [April–May 1865?]

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Observations for CD on oxlips, which she finds never grow near cowslips or primroses.

Author:  Lucy Caroline Wedgwood; Lucy Caroline Harrison
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Apr–May 1865?]
Classmark:  DAR 108: 171–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4370

To Lucy Caroline Wedgwood   [before 25 September 1866]

Summary

Asks her to see whether the flowers or leaves of Erica massoni are noted as glutinous in the Botanical Magazine.

Inquires about the pods of peony: are they brilliantly coloured and do birds eat them?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Lucy Caroline Wedgwood; Lucy Caroline Harrison
Date:  [before 25 Sept 1866]
Classmark:  CUL (Add 4251: 336)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5203

From Lucy Caroline Wedgwood   [6 June 1864]

Summary

Sends observations on seeds of Pulmonaria officinalis requested by CD.

Author:  Lucy Caroline Wedgwood; Lucy Caroline Harrison
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [6 June 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 110: A60–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4523

From L. C. Wedgwood to Elizabeth Darwin   [7 March 1872 or later]

Summary

P.S. Information on earthworm activity on chalk downs, including two rough sketches for CD.

Author:  Lucy Caroline Wedgwood; Lucy Caroline Harrison
Addressee:  Elizabeth (Bessy) (Lizzy) Darwin
Date:  [7 Mar 1872 or later]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 58
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7127

From Lucy Caroline Wedgwood   [25 April 1870]

Summary

Aggressive behaviour of dogs and horses.

Author:  Lucy Caroline Wedgwood; Lucy Caroline Harrison
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [25 Apr 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 59
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7174

From L. C. Wedgwood   [5 May 1870]

Summary

Expression in horses.

Crying in babies.

Author:  Lucy Caroline Wedgwood; Lucy Caroline Harrison
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [5 May 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7179

To L. C. Wedgwood   8 June [1867–72]

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Asks her to observe whether her dog exposes his teeth when barking and to think of any facts about expression in her birds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Lucy Caroline Wedgwood; Lucy Caroline Harrison
Date:  8 June [1867-72]
Classmark:  CUL (Add 4251: 334)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7223

From L. C. Wedgwood   20 November [1871]

Summary

Displays in turkeys.

Author:  Lucy Caroline Wedgwood; Lucy Caroline Harrison
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Nov [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 62
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7377

From L. C. Wedgwood   [January 1871]

Summary

Describes a pouting expression in a 3½–year-old child.

Author:  Lucy Caroline Wedgwood; Lucy Caroline Harrison
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Jan 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 57
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7063

From L. C. Wedgwood   [15 June 1872?]

Summary

Worm-casts on a ridged hill.

Author:  Lucy Caroline Wedgwood; Lucy Caroline Harrison
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [15 June 1872?]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 61
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7345

To L. C. Wedgwood   5 January [1872]

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Asks her to probe worm-holes on grassy slopes with a knitting needle to ascertain whether they come out at right angles to the slope or to the horizon.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Lucy Caroline Wedgwood; Lucy Caroline Harrison
Date:  5 Jan [1872]
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library (Add 4251: 331)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8144

From L. C. Wedgwood   20 January [1872]

Summary

Gives results of probing worm-holes with wire.

Author:  Lucy Caroline Wedgwood; Lucy Caroline Harrison
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Jan [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 1b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8169

To L. C. Wedgwood   21 January [1872]

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Thanks for observations on angles of worm-holes on slopes. William Darwin is observing at Stonehenge. She is worth her weight in gold.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Lucy Caroline Wedgwood; Lucy Caroline Harrison
Date:  21 Jan [1872]
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library (Add 4251: 332)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8171

From L. C. Wedgwood   [8 February 1872]

Summary

Describes earthworm experiments. She has measured depth of mould in various locales, e.g., on ridges and furrows of an old ploughed field.

Author:  Lucy Caroline Wedgwood; Lucy Caroline Harrison
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [8 Feb 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 63: 79–80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8203

From L. C. Wedgwood   [22 September 1866]

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Quotes Botanical Magazine on Erica massoni. Its branches terminate in large umbels of flowers that are extremely viscous and entrap insects.

Author:  Lucy Caroline Wedgwood; Lucy Caroline Harrison
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [22 Sept 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 134
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9200

From L. C. Harrison   [22 August 1874]

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Sends specimens of Pinguicula with insects adhering. [See Insectivorous plants, p. 369.]

Author:  Lucy Caroline Wedgwood; Lucy Caroline Harrison
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [22 Aug 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 81–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9606

From L. C. Harrison to Emma Darwin   [before 1 July 1874]

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Sends reference on Pinguicula [for CD].

Author:  Lucy Caroline Wedgwood; Lucy Caroline Harrison
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [before 1 July 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 138
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9525

From L. C. Harrison   [1 July 1874]

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Sends further details on Pinguicula reference.

Author:  Lucy Caroline Wedgwood; Lucy Caroline Harrison
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 July 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 138v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9528

To K. E. S., L. C., and M. S. Wedgwood   4 [August 1862]

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Their enumeration [of forms of Lythrum?] is invaluable. He will write later to explain what he is trying to prove about Lythrum through laborious crosses.

Asks for flowers of both forms of Hottonia to measure pollen and compare stigmas.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Katherine Elizabeth Sophy (Sophy) Wedgwood; Margaret Susan Wedgwood; Lucy Caroline Wedgwood; Lucy Caroline Harrison
Date:  4 [Aug 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 127
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4373
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