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From C. E. Norton   22 September 1875

Summary

Reports the death of Chauncey Wright: "a great blow … to the interests of sound thought and scientific inquiry throughout the country".

Author:  Charles Eliot Norton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Sept 1875
Classmark:  Norton and Howe eds. 1913, 2: 57–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10166

To C. E. Norton   7 October 1875

Summary

Comments on the sudden death of Chauncey Wright.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Eliot Norton
Date:  7 Oct 1875
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University (Charles Eliot Norton Papers, MS Am 1088.14: 1595)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10185

To C. E. Norton   16 March 1877

Summary

Thanks for Chauncey Wright’s work [Philosophical discussions (1877)].

Gladstone visited recently, and they discussed the future role of the United States as a world power.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Eliot Norton
Date:  16 Mar 1877
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University (Charles Eliot Norton Papers, MS Am 1088.14: 1596)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10895

To C. E. Norton   25 October 1877

Summary

CD and Emma are delighted with forthcoming marriage of W. E. Darwin to Sara [Sedgwick].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Eliot Norton
Date:  25 Oct 1877
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University (Charles Eliot Norton Papers, MS Am 1088.14: 1597)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11208

To C. E. Norton   30 April 1881

Summary

Sends some anecdotal material about Benjamin Franklin, whom his father knew while studying medicine in Paris.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Eliot Norton
Date:  30 Apr 1881
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University (Charles Eliot Norton Papers, MS Am 1088.14: 1598)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13140

From C. E. Norton   17 May 1881

Summary

Thanks CD for R. W. Darwin’s memoranda respecting Franklin. Would be grateful for copies of any Franklin letters that exist among Dr Darwin’s papers.

Author:  Charles Eliot Norton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 May 1881
Classmark:  DAR 172: 77
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13160

To C. E. Norton   1 June 1881

Summary

No Benjamin Franklin letters to Erasmus Darwin preserved.

Was inaccurate about Franklin’s nephews [in Erasmus Darwin].

Recounts story about Franklin at court of France.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Eliot Norton
Date:  1 June 1881
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University (Charles Eliot Norton Papers, MS Am 1088.14: 1599)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13187
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