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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

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 8 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-6112

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