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To C. S. Wedgwood   20 April 1876

Summary

Grieves over poor account of her health. Emma and Henrietta are also ill.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah Wedgwood
Date:  20 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 153: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10461

To C. S. Wedgwood   26 March 1879

Summary

Discusses information about Dr Erasmus Darwin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah Wedgwood
Date:  26 Mar 1879
Classmark:  DAR 148: 304
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11955

To C. S. Wedgwood   [3 May 1879]

Summary

Was it Lady Charlemont or Charleville who remarked how agreeable their grandfather was?

Asks her to confirm story about Robert Darwin (father of Dr Erasmus).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah Wedgwood
Date:  [3 May 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 153: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12030

To Caroline Wedgwood   20 September [1881]

Summary

Division of CW’s share [of E. A. Darwin’s estate]. Investment advice.

Recounts his memories of their mother and of her death. Remembers "her black velvet gown and her work table and the death scene", but cannot remember her face. Remembers that Caroline "always acted like a mother" to him and Catherine.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah Wedgwood
Date:  20 Sept [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 153: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13347

To Caroline Sarah Wedgwood   [after 21 November 1859]

Summary

Astounded she cares for his book [Origin] as much as she seems to.

Comments on variation among domestic dogs; believes domestic dog has descended from several wild species and those species from a single ancient ancestor.

Athenæum review is unfair.

Expects to convert four or five "really good judges".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah Wedgwood
Date:  [after 21 Nov 1859]
Classmark:  DAR 153: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2538

To Caroline Wedgwood  [May 1838]

Summary

His books grow in size. Hopes to bring out work on volcanic islands and coral formations in the autumn or winter. The Journal of researches will not be published until autumn [actually not until 1839]. Whewell and Lyell flatter him about it. Has given up all society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah Wedgwood
Date:  [May 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 154: 53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-411

From Caroline Wedgwood  [11 November 1838]

Summary

Expresses her pleasure at CD’s engagement.

Author:  Caroline Sarah Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [11 Nov 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 173
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-431

To Caroline Wedgwood  [27 October 1839]

Summary

Describes his routine for a typical day – writing Coral reefs, studying German.

FitzRoy’s "Deluge Chapter" [Narrative 2, ch. 28] will amuse her.

His opinion of Carlyle’s Critical and miscellaneous essays [1839].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah Wedgwood
Date:  [27 Oct 1839]
Classmark:  DAR 154: 54
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-542
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