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From E. A. Darwin   3 March 1867

Summary

He has promised Mark [coachman to R. W. Darwin and Susan] that CD will continue the payment of £20 a year after EAD’s death; the house is rent free.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Mar 1867
Classmark:  DAR 105: B57–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5428

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  • … The house I give him rent free— yours | Eras Darwin C R Darwin Esq Payable 1 st May & Nov …
  • … Darwin, E. A. Darwin, C. R. …

Notes on marriage   [July 1838]

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Published as an appendix to vol. 2 of the Correspondence; see https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/tags/about-darwin/family-life/darwin-marriage. Debates with himself the pros and cons of marriage. Considers plans for future.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [July 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-420

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Notes on marriage   [after 7 Apr 1838]

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Published as an appendix to vol. 2 of the Correspondence; see https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/tags/about-darwin/family-life/darwin-marriage. Considers his options for the future. Debates marriage and the best place to live. Feels the need for experiment and direct observation which would be difficult living in London; he "could not go on as Lyell does correcting & adding up new information to old train".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 7 Apr 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8 :1, DAR 210.8: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-409

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From Emma and Charles Darwin   13 May 1865

Summary

CD and ED bequeath an annuity of £50 to J. Parslow [the Darwins’ butler].

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin; Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 May 1865
Classmark:  DAR 210.10: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4832

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DCP-LETT-7839A

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  
Classmark:  DAR 271.4: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7839A

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  • … DAR 271.4: 4 Charles Robert Darwin Francis Darwin Darwin, C. R. Darwin, Francis …

DCP-LETT-3040

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  
Classmark:  DAR 97: A10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3040

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  • … DAR 97: A10 Charles Robert Darwin William Erasmus Darwin Darwin, C. R. Darwin, W. E. …

DCP-LETT-9589

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9589

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  • … 210.1: 28 Charles Robert Darwin Bassett George Howard Darwin Darwin, C. R. Darwin, G. H. …

DCP-LETT-5828

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 124
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5828

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  • … 124 Charles Robert Darwin unstated William Erasmus Darwin Darwin, C. R. Darwin, W. E. …

DCP-LETT-7421

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Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  
Classmark:  DAR 162: 56
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7421

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

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  • Darwin, C. R. Darwin, C. S. Wedgwood, C. S. …

From Leonard Darwin   3 May 1874

Summary

Experiments on sensitive plants.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 May 1874
Classmark:  DAR 161: 77
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9438

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From Leonard Darwin   1 March 1874

Summary

Notes on movements of Mimosa pudica.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Mar 1874
Classmark:  DAR 209.2: 158
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9328

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From R. Lydekker   [after 26 November 1872–1882]

Summary

Lydekker describes an inherited characteristic of drooping eyelids.

Author:  R. Lydekker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 26 November 1872–1882]
Classmark:  Expression 2d ed., p. 34, n.8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8649F

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From Francis Darwin   [after 14 November 1881]

Summary

Thanks for two letters from Pfeffer. Will return translation of Pfeffer and send a letter from Elfring. Looking forward to working on "antiWiesner" experiments. Will return on 26th or 27th.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 14 Nov 1881]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 68
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13485F

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From Francis Darwin   [before 9 November 1881]

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Commiserates on news of Wiesner and experiment on transmission of heliotropism. Asks whether he should review book for Nature.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 9 Nov 1881]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 69
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13474F

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From Leonard Darwin   12 October [1881]

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Will be home on Saturday.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Oct [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 186: 36
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13395

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From Francis Darwin   [after August 1878]

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Observations of leaf movement at Würzburg Botanic Garden.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after Aug 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 209.14: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11683

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

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  • Darwin, C. R. Darwin, C. S. Wedgwood, C. S. …

To C. M. C. Darwin   15 April 1879

Summary

Thanks for letter of introduction for Leonard Darwin to CMCD’s tenant at Elston.

Sends some information about R. W. Darwin’s residence at Elston; does not plan to include a portrait of him.

Asks the acreage of land at Cleatham.

Offers to send a print of the portrait of himself by W. W. Ouless.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charlotte Maria Cooper Darwin
Date:  15 Apr 1879
Classmark:  The late Mrs Vivien Kindersley (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11995F

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To C. M. C. Darwin   6 April 1879

Summary

Sends details of the progress of his researches for Erasmus Darwin.

His son Leonard will photograph Elston and Cleatham. He has found an early drawing of Elston.

Asks for a letter of introduction for Leonard Darwin to CMCD’s tenant at Elston.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charlotte Maria Cooper Darwin
Date:  6 Apr 1879
Classmark:  The late Mrs Vivien Kindersley (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11978F

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