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Darwin Correspondence Project

From S. E. Wedgwood [1867–72?]1

Jessie found the other day that driving in the sun without a parasol made one of her eyes, which is weak, water decidedly, so that she had to wipe it.2

Footnotes

The correspondent is identified as Sarah Elizabeth (Elizabeth) Wedgwood, Emma Darwin’s sister, from the handwriting. The date range is conjectured from the likelihood that the content of the scrap related to CD’s work on expression. CD was working on expression with a view to publishing between 1867 and 1872. DAR 195 contains CD’s notes on expression.
Jessie Wedgwood was Elizabeth Wedgwood’s cousin and sister-in-law. CD discussed the watering of eyes in bright light in Expression, p. 171.

Summary

Jessie [Wedgwood] says driving in sun made one of her eyes water.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-13856
From
Wedgwood, S. E. (b)
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
unstated
Source of text
DAR 195.4: 104

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 13856,” accessed on 28 March 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-13856

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