From C. M. Hawkshaw to Emma Darwin 12 April 1868
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.
Observations on expression in her baby daughter.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6112,” accessed on 19 January 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-6112