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To Sophy Wedgwood   24 March [1878–80]


Asks her to observe seedlings of Neottia breaking the surface to see whether the flower stems grow straight up or form arches, and whether they secrete water that softens the surrounding ground.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Katherine Elizabeth Sophy (Sophy) Wedgwood
Date:  24 Mar [1878-80]
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library (MS Add. 4251: 333)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11442

To Sophy Wedgwood   8 October [1880]


Asks her to look for worm-castings in heath. Thinks heath conditions may be unfavourable. CD is sure Lucy would look with her, from her well-known affection for worms. Asks what sort of lantern Lucy used.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Katherine Elizabeth Sophy (Sophy) Wedgwood
Date:  8 Oct [1880]
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library (MS Add 4251: 335)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12745

From Sophy Wedgwood   15 October [1880]


On worms and worm-castings.

Author:  Katherine Elizabeth Sophy (Sophy) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Oct [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 69
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12760

To K. E. S., L. C., and M. S. Wedgwood   4 [August 1862]



Their enumeration [of forms of Lythrum?] is invaluable. He will write later to explain what he is trying to prove about Lythrum through laborious crosses.

Asks for flowers of both forms of Hottonia to measure pollen and compare stigmas.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Katherine Elizabeth Sophy (Sophy) Wedgwood; Margaret Susan Wedgwood; Margaret Susan Vaughan Williams; Lucy Caroline Wedgwood; Lucy Caroline Harrison
Date:  4 [Aug 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 127
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4373