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From Leslie Stephen to [Leonard Darwin]   25 April 1879

Summary

Knows of no worthwhile sources of information on Dr Erasmus Darwin.

Author:  Leslie Stephen
Addressee:  Leonard Darwin
Date:  25 Apr 1879
Classmark:  DAR 177: 254
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12012

From Leonard Darwin to Leslie Stephen   [10 January 1881]

Summary

Suggests an errata slip for preface to Erasmus Darwin would correct the inaccurate statement regarding publication of Butler’s Evolution old and new.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Leslie Stephen
Date:  [10 Jan 1881]
Classmark:  The New York Public Library. Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature (MSS Stephen)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13004

From W. M. Hacon to Leonard Darwin   8 October 1881

Summary

On proposed sale of property to CD by Sydney Sales. [The site of the Down House hard tennis court.]

Author:  William Mackmurdo Hacon
Addressee:  Leonard Darwin
Date:  8 Oct 1881
Classmark:  DAR 166: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13379

From W. M. Hacon to Leonard Darwin   11 October 1881

Summary

More on proposed sale of property to CD by Sydney Sales.

Author:  William Mackmurdo Hacon
Addressee:  Leonard Darwin
Date:  11 Oct 1881
Classmark:  DAR 166: 32
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13393

From Leonard Darwin   12 October [1881]

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Will be home on Saturday.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Oct [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 186: 36
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13395

From W. M. Hacon to Leonard Darwin   14 October 1881

Summary

Further details on sale of property to CD by Sydney Sales.

Author:  William Mackmurdo Hacon
Addressee:  Leonard Darwin
Date:  14 Oct 1881
Classmark:  DAR 166: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13400

From Leonard Darwin   [after 4 March 1871]

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Recommends a photographer to CD for Expression.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 4 Mar 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 186: 30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7405

From Leonard Darwin   [29 March 1872]

Summary

Data relating to experiments; shrinkage of earth on drying.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [29 Mar 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 75
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8260

To Leonard Darwin   11 July [1872]

Summary

CD wants no more alterations than are necessary [to proofs of Expression]. Warns LD that "any alteration seems at first an improvement".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leonard Darwin
Date:  11 July [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 153: 90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8404

To Leonard Darwin   26 July [1872]

Summary

CD cannot improve style [of Expression] without great changes. "I am sick of the subject, and myself, and the world".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leonard Darwin
Date:  26 July [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 153: 90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8435

From Leonard Darwin   [after 14 February 1874]

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Statistics showing rate of decline of population in Sandwich Islands, 1832–72.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 14 Feb 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 90: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8709

From Leonard Darwin   [before 27 June 1874]

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LD has misplaced some figures on which he was to work.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 27 June 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 186: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9196

From W. de W. Abney to Leonard Darwin   [before 27 June 1874]

Summary

Answers questions about chemistry (see 9202).

Author:  William de Wiveleslie Abney
Addressee:  Leonard Darwin
Date:  [before 27 June 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 148
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9196F

From Leonard Darwin to W. de W. Abney   [before 27 June 1874]

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Asks for proportion of water and of nitrogen in various ammonium salts.

[WWA’s replies are with the letter.]

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  William de Wiveleslie Abney
Date:  [before 27 June 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 147
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9202

From Leonard Darwin   1 March 1874

Summary

Notes on movements of Mimosa pudica.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Mar 1874
Classmark:  DAR 209.2: 158
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9328

From Leonard Darwin   3 May 1874

Summary

Experiments on sensitive plants.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 May 1874
Classmark:  DAR 161: 77
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9438

From Leonard Darwin to Emma Darwin   [after 26 June – 28 September 1874]

Summary

Describes voyage to New Zealand.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [after 26 June – 28 Sept 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 239.1: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9517F

To Leonard Darwin   25 November 1874

Summary

LD’s letter recalled old scenes on board the Beagle.

CD’s "bothering correspondents" seem to increase in number and in folly; has just answered "two precious fools".

Has been working very hard on Droseraceae and can "now see daylight".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leonard Darwin
Date:  25 Nov 1874
Classmark:  DAR 153: 91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9733

From Leonard Darwin   7 May 1879

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Has been trying unsuccessfully to weigh something for CD.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 May 1879
Classmark:  DAR 186: 35
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12035

To Leonard Darwin   12 July [1879]

Summary

Will shorten or leave out many parts [of Erasmus Darwin] but cannot agree that it is not worth while to say something about the family.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leonard Darwin
Date:  12 July [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 153: 93
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12153
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