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To W. E. Darwin   [25 July 1863]

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Relates events at Down;

asks WED to make some observations on Lythrum.

His present hobby-horse is tendrils.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [25 July 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 112
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4199

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  • Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), Hensleigh and Frances Emma Elizabeth Wedgwood visited Down House from 25 to 28 July; they were accompanied by Eva Mackintosh , Frances Wedgwood’s niece. CD refers to his experiments on climbing plants, begun in June 1863 (see letter

To W. E. Darwin   [10 May 1863]

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Thanks WED for his botanical specimens and observations.

Discusses Corydalis and the fertilisation of Fumariaceae.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [10 May 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 111
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4151

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  • letter from W.  E. Darwin, 8 May [1863] , and by the address. According to Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), the Darwins stayed at Leith Hill Place, near Dorking, Surrey, the home of Josiah Wedgwood

To W. E. Darwin   [5 May 1863]

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Discusses dimorphic plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [5 May 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 110
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4140

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  • Darwin, [10 May 1863] and n.  3. CD’s experiments with Echium vulgare had established that some members of the Boraginaceae were gyno-dioecious (see Correspondence vol.  10, letter to Asa Gray, 9 August [1862] ). CD and Emma were undecided whether to go on from Hartfield to Leith Hill Place, near Dorking, Surrey (the home of Josiah Wedgwood III ), or to return directly to Down (see letter from Charles and Emma Darwin to W.  E.  Darwin, [4 May 1863]). …

From Emma Darwin to W. E. Darwin   [28 October 1863]

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CD’s health.

Family and local news.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [28 Oct 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 219. 1: 78
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4323F

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  • Wedgwood was Emma Darwin’s sister ( Darwin pedigree ). Elizabeth Darwin was William’s sister ( Freeman 1978 ). Elizabeth may have been returning from school; she was sent away to school with Miss Buob at the beginning of the year (see letters from Emma Darwin to William Erasmus Darwin , 29 October 1862 and [15 April 1863], …
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