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Darwin Correspondence Project

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.

Letter details

Letter no.
Cicely Mary Wedgwood/Cicely Mary Hawkshaw
Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin
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Source of text
DAR 166: 122
Physical description
inc † (by CD)

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6112,” accessed on 23 July 2024,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 16