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From C. M. Hawkshaw to Emma Darwin   12 April 1868

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Observations on expression in her baby daughter.

Author:  Cicely Mary Hawkshaw
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  12 Apr 1868
Classmark:  DAR 166: 122
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6112
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St George Jackson Mivart

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In the second half of 1874, Darwin’s peace was disturbed by an anonymous article in the Quarterly Review suggesting that his son George was opposed to the institution of marriage and in favour of ‘unrestrained licentiousness’. Darwin suspected, correctly,…

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  • … or ‘groundless.’ Mr. Darwin’s own words are (p. 412): ‘The object of this article is to point out …