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From Horace Darwin   19 June 1877

Summary

Notes on the position of one of the fallen stones [at Stonehenge].

Author:  Horace Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 June 1877
Classmark:  DAR 162: 71
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11009

To Horace Darwin   1 November [1877]

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Wants HD to observe earthworm activity at Roman antiquities of Chedworth and Cirencester.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Horace Darwin
Date:  1 Nov [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11221

From Horace Darwin to F. M. Balfour   14 March 1879

Summary

Frank [Darwin] has refused Cambridge Examinership. Frank, in agreement with his father, thinks he does not know enough systematic botany. HD believes this is not necessary. Can Frank still change his mind?

Author:  Horace Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Maitland Balfour
Date:  14 Mar 1879
Classmark:  National Records of Scotland (GD433/2/103B/95–6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11933

From T. H. Farrer to Horace Darwin   [before 27 June 1879]

Summary

Explains why he does not approve of an engagement between his daughter, Emma Cecilia (Ida) Farrer and Horace Darwin.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Horace Darwin
Date:  [before 27 June 1879]
Classmark:  English Heritage, Down House (EH 88207899)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12124F

To Horace Darwin   23 October [1879]

Summary

Thanks for all Horace has done for him and for his ship-shape account. Hopes Horace has charged him enough. There will be less to divide amongst them, which seems to please Frank.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Horace Darwin
Date:  23 Oct [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 258: 549
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12268G

To Horace Darwin   [28 June 1879]

Summary

Sends an enclosure [a statement of CD’s finances and estimate of the inheritance his children may expect] for HD and Ida to read; CD very pleased to be able to leave his children comfortably provided for.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Horace Darwin
Date:  [28 June 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 5, 20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12384

To Horace Darwin   1 January 1880

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Summary

Arrangements regarding HD’s allowances.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Horace Darwin
Date:  1 Jan 1880
Classmark:  DAR 185: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12392

To Horace Darwin   11 January [1880]

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Sends enclosure [missing], which HD is to forward to W. E. Darwin, as everyone else has seen it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Horace Darwin
Date:  11 Jan [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12415

To Horace Darwin   20 April [1880]

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Summary

Gives advice regarding a house.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Horace Darwin
Date:  20 Apr [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12584

From Horace Darwin   [18 September 1880]

Summary

Found worm-casts atop a 2555–foot hill.

Author:  Horace Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [18 Sept 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 73
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12717

From Horace Darwin   7 October 1880

Summary

Worm-castings. Encloses notes about worm activities at Gravetye Manor.

Author:  Horace Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Oct 1880
Classmark:  DAR 162: 74, 72
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12742

To Horace Darwin   9 December 1881

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Summary

CD is glad birth [of Erasmus Darwin] is over and that Ida has borne it so well.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Horace Darwin
Date:  9 Dec 1881
Classmark:  DAR 185: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13541

To Horace Darwin   26 [July 1868]

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Summary

Writes to express his pleasure at Leonard’s success [second in the Woolwich Academy entrance examination].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Horace Darwin
Date:  26 [July 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6289

To Horace Darwin   [15 December 1871]

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Congratulates Horace on passing his "Little Go".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Horace Darwin
Date:  [15 Dec 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8107

To Horace Darwin   [15 October 1873]

Summary

Sends notes on waxy secretion on leaves for F. M. Balfour; cannot procure any more Dionaea.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Horace Darwin
Date:  [15 Oct 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 258: 548a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9096F

To Horace Darwin   9 January [1874]

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CD is glad Horace has done "pretty well" in his examination.

Smith and Elder will publish new edition of Coral reefs [1874]; thanks HD for aid.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Horace Darwin
Date:  9 Jan [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9234

From Horace Darwin   17 August 1874

Summary

The occurrence and prevention of scale in boilers.

Anxious to hear Murray’s reply [to CD’s letter 9598].

Author:  Horace Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  17 Aug 1874
Classmark:  DAR 162: 70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9603

To Entomologist’s Weekly Intelligencer   [before 25 June 1859]

Summary

Report on three rare beetles they have recently taken in Down parish.

Author:  Francis Darwin; Leonard Darwin; Horace Darwin
Addressee:  Entomologist’s Weekly Intelligencer
Date:  [before 25 June 1859]
Classmark:  Entomologist’s Weekly Intelligencer 6 (1859): 99
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2472

From Amy Ruck to Horace Darwin   [20 January 1872]

Summary

Describes the occurrence of earthworms and the signs of earthworm activity in the neighbourhood.

Author:  Amy Richenda (Amy) Ruck; Amy Richenda (Amy) Darwin
Addressee:  Horace Darwin
Date:  [20 Jan 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 176: 221
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8168

From Amy Ruck to Horace Darwin   [1 February 1872]

Summary

Observations on earthworm activity in old furrows on a hillside.

Author:  Amy Richenda (Amy) Ruck; Amy Richenda (Amy) Darwin
Addressee:  Horace Darwin
Date:  [1 Feb 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 176: 222
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8193
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