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To H. E. Litchfield   4 October [1877]

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Is glad to hear R. B. Litchfield is better.

Discusses William Darwin’s engagement to Sara Sedgwick.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  4 Oct [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 37
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11167

From E. J. A. Bristow to H. E. Litchfield   11 March 1878

Summary

Reports on the standing of James Torbitt: "the opinion of the Public is that he is rich and highly respectable".

Author:  Edward Jones Agnew Bristow
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  11 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 160: 304
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11414

To H. E. Litchfield   11 [December 1879]

Summary

Sends M. Guthrie’s book [On Mr Spencer’s formula of evolution (1879)], although HEL may not care to read it having seen Moulton’s letter [12350].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  11 [Dec 1879]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (28 March 1983)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12353

From H. E. Litchfield   [1 February 1880]

Summary

Comments on drafts of CD’s letter to the Athenæum answering S. Butler’s charges.

Author:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 Feb 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 92(ser.2): 93–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12444

To H. E. Litchfield   1 February 1880

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Sends the Litchfields two drafts of a letter in reply to Samuel Butler’s letter to the Athenæum; hopes for their approval.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  1 Feb 1880
Classmark:  DAR 92: B98–B101, B108
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12445

From H. E. Litchfield   [1 February 1880]

Summary

Criticises CD’s draft of a letter to the Athenæum answering S. Butler’s charges. Suggests changes.

Author:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 Feb 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 92: B91–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12450

To H. E. Litchfield   8 [October 1880]

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Reports on Sarah Elizabeth Wedgwood’s illness.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  8 [Oct 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 38
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12744

To Henrietta Litchfield   4 January 1881

Summary

Seeks R. B. Litchfield’s advice about publishing a translation of a letter and article by E. Krause [answering Samuel Butler’s Unconscious memory].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  4 Jan 1881
Classmark:  DAR 153: 89
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12978

From R. B. & H. E. Litchfield   5 January [1881]

Summary

The Litchfields and George Darwin think care should be taken that E. Krause’s reply to S. Butler’s Unconscious memory does not appear to be instigated by CD. Suggest it be sent to Popular Science Review, not Athenæum.

Author:  Richard Buckley Litchfield; Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Jan [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 92: B88–90, DAR 92: B106
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12979

From H. E. Litchfield to Leslie Stephen   10 January 1881

Summary

The Darwin family cannot agree on what CD should do about Butler’s charges [in Unconscious memory]. CD has commissioned HEL to ask LS’s advice. She sends an account of the affair with background materials.

Author:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
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-13003

From Henrietta Emma Darwin   [2 August 1857]

Summary

Is looking forward to returning home [from Moor Park hydropathic establishment]. News of other patients and the books she is reading. Although feeling well, cannot walk much.

Author:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [2 Aug 1857]
Classmark:  DAR 245: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2131A

From Henrietta Emma Darwin to W. E. Darwin   [16 March 1864]

Summary

CD wants WED to make some measurements on mid-styled [Primula sinensis] plants.

Author:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [16 Mar 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 116
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3633

From Henrietta Emma Darwin   [29 October 1862]

Summary

Instinct in cats.

Author:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [29 Oct 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 68
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3787

From Henrietta Emma Darwin    [1 August 1863]

Summary

A memorandum describing the expressive behaviour of a cat with added notes by CD.

Author:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 Aug 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 189: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4260F

From H. E. Darwin to Thomas Warner   14 October [1863]

Summary

On behalf of her father, she asks that his name be put down for James Buckman’s testimonial. His cheque for £2.2.0 is enclosed.

Author:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Addressee:  Thomas Warner
Date:  14 Oct [1863]
Classmark:  Mrs Carole Cockett
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4320A

From H. E. Darwin to W. E. Darwin   [18 May 1864]

Summary

CD would like to see Rhamnus, as an American species is dimorphic.

Sends red cowslip pollen to be measured.

Author:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [18 May 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 118
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4442

To Henrietta Emma Darwin   [14–21 April 1866]

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Discusses some observations on, and the fertilisation of, Ophrys.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  [14–21 Apr 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 59
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5074

From H. E. Darwin   [c. 10 May 1866]

Summary

Mogg [John Traherne Moggridge] wants to visit CD.

Self-fertilising orchids.

Author:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 10 May 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 67
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5075

From Ellen Frances Lubbock to H. E. Darwin   [28 July? 1866]

Summary

John Lubbock wants a copy of Origin (4th ed.) for Philip Norman.

Author:  Ellen Frances Hordern; Ellen Frances Lubbock
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  [28 July? 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 170: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5204

From Mary Lubbock to H. E. Darwin   [8 May 1866 – 31 August 1871]

Summary

Age at which babies first shed tears.

Author:  Frances Mary (Mary) Lubbock
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  [8 May 1866 – 31 Aug 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 170: 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5332
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