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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-6112

From C. M. Hawkshaw to Emma Darwin   12 April 1868

Beverley

12 April 1868

Dear Aunt Emma

I observed tears running down Baby’s cheeks for the first time on the 6th of this month when she was 3 months and 2 weeks old, the nurse says she had seen it before but I have been watching pretty closely and that was the first time I saw tears decidedly overflow;1 in the last few days too she has learnt to make her first voluntary movement and solemnly and with difficulty guides her hand to her own mouth.

Footnotes

1
See letter from C. M. Hawkshaw to Emma Darwin, 9 February [1868] and n. 2.

Summary

Observations on expression in her baby daughter.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-6112
From
Hawkshaw, C. M.
To
Darwin, Emma
Sent from
Beverley?
Source of text
DAR 166: 122
Physical description
†(by CD)

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6112,” accessed on 26 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-6112

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