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From W. E. Darwin   16 October 1875

Summary

Sent a copy of Orchis book to Gentry. Mentions Morley’s article on Diderot. Asks for another copy of the new edition of Descent.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Oct 1875
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 55)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10201G

From W. E. Darwin   [15? December 1875]

Summary

Asks CD whether it is worth sending money to prop up the Index.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [15? Dec 1875]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 56)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10297F

From W. E. Darwin to F. E. Abbot   20 December 1875

Summary

Sends some money on behalf of himself and his father to help with FEA’s problems with the Index.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Ellingwood Abbot
Date:  20 Dec 1875
Classmark:  Harvard University Archives (Papers of F. E. Abbot, 1841–1904. Named Correspondence, 1857–1903. Letter, C. R. Darwin to F. E. Abbot (20 December 1875), in folder Darwin, Charles and W. E. Darwin (son), 1871–1883, box 44. HUG 1101)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10311

From W. E. Darwin   [24 April 1877?]

Summary

Sends notes made in June 1867, on Rhamnus catharticus and R. lanceolatus. Encloses diagrams and measurements relating to pollen size in R. lanceolatus.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [24 Apr 1877?]
Classmark:  DAR 109: A44, A71–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10343

From F. E. Abbot to W. E. Darwin   19 January 1876

Summary

Thanks WED for his letter of 20 December 1875. Is surprised and delighted by the support from WED and CD for the Index.

Author:  Francis Ellingwood Abbot
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  19 Jan 1876
Classmark:  DAR 210.7: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10362G

From W. E. Darwin [before 29 January 1876?]

Summary

Purchases cigarettes for CD.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 29 Jan 1876?]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 58)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10366F

To W. E. Darwin   8 March [1876]

Summary

Sends some cash to help WED with moving expenses.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  8 Mar [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 142
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10416

From W. E. Darwin   20 April [1876]

Summary

Sends a pamphlet for FD and Ruck, who did not turn up for breakfast.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 59)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10458F

To W. E. Darwin   [after 20 November 1876]

Summary

Has written of his idea [on the formation of the gravels near Southampton] to James Geikie, who thought it very feasible.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [after 20 Nov 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 148
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10486

To W. E. Darwin   11 September [1876]

Summary

Reports the death of Francis’ wife, Amy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  11 Sept [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10593

From W. E. Darwin 28 September [1876]

Summary

Recommends that CD buy a plot of land.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Sept [1876]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 60)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10622F

To W. E. Darwin   29 September [1876]

Summary

Discusses the purchase of some land;

plans to visit Southampton.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  29 Sept [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 145
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10625

To W. E. Darwin   28 October [1876]

Summary

Discusses legal arrangements [unspecified].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  28 Oct [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10657

To W. E. Darwin   20 November [1876]

Summary

Writes about the purchase of a horse.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  20 Nov [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 147
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10680

From W. E. Darwin   [12 or 19 July 1877]

Summary

Discusses an experiment.

His dogs appear to have rabies.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [12 or 19] July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 210.5: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10743

From W. E. Darwin   [24 August 1877]

Summary

Action of heavy rain on the leaves of Robinia.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [24 Aug 1877]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 85
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10753

To W. E. Darwin   20 [August 1877]

Summary

Asks WED to make some observations on Acacia or Robinia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  20 [Aug 1877]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 139
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10755

From W. E. Darwin   [15 January 1877]

Summary

Thanks for the copy of Orchids.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [15 Jan 1877]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 66)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10794F

From W. E. Darwin   [25 March? 1877]

Summary

Staying with W. D. Fox on the Isle of Wight. Offers to find Pulmonaria plants.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [25 Mar? 1877]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 67)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10922F

From W. E. Darwin   4 April 1877

Summary

Arrangements about a purchase of land.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Apr 1877
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 61)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10923F
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