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From V. H. Darwin   4 April 1879

Summary

Is interested to hear of CD’s life of Dr Erasmus Darwin. There is no photo of Breadsall Priory, but she would be happy to make a drawing of it.

Author:  Violetta Harriot Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Apr 1879
Classmark:  DAR 210.14: 20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11976

From V. H. Darwin   9 April 1879

Summary

Gives some examples of Dr Erasmus Darwin’s benevolence; will forward some books that may interest CD.

Author:  Violetta Harriot Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Apr 1879
Classmark:  DAR 210.14: 22
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11985

From V. H. Darwin   12 April [1879]

Summary

Discusses material for Erasmus Darwin including an engraved portrait by Joseph Wright.

Author:  Violetta Harriot Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Apr [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 99: 166
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11988

From V. H. Darwin   13 April [1879]

Summary

Sends her sketch of [Breadsall] Priory, as renovated by present owner.

Author:  Violetta Harriot Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Apr [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 99: 167–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11991

From V. H. Darwin   28 May [1879]

Summary

Will attempt to copy the drawing of Elston Hall [Erasmus Darwin, p. 3]. Does not remember the highway robber story [ibid., pp. 64–5].

Author:  Violetta Harriot Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 May [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 99: 169–70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12065

From V. H. Darwin   30 [May 1879]

Summary

Will be glad to draw Elston Hall for CD.

Gives some details of Sir Brook Boothby.

Author:  Violetta Harriot Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 [May 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 210.14: 27
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12069

From V. H. Darwin   5 June [1879]

Summary

Sends her drawing of Elston Hall as it was in 1754.

Author:  Violetta Harriot Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 June [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 99: 171
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12085
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