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From E. A. Darwin   3 March 1867

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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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Notes on marriage   [after 7 Apr 1838]

Summary

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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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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From Emma and Charles Darwin   13 May 1865

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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-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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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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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 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 Horace Darwin   19 June 1877

Summary

Notes on the position of one of the fallen stones [at Stonehenge].

Author:  Horace Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 June 1877
Classmark:  DAR 162: 71
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11009

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From Francis Darwin   [July 1878]

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Reports observations on day and night movement in Porlieria.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [July 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 209.14: 181 [2nd sheet]
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11578

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From Francis Darwin   [c. 25 February 1879]

Summary

Directs CD where to find tools in his room. Has been looking at agave and aloe flowers. Thanks family for their letters.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 25 Feb 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11883F

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From Francis Darwin   3 March [1879]

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Astonished at circular and will risk revolutions to invest. Describes Blidah, Algeria.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Mar [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 59
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11913F

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From Reginald Darwin   2 April 1879

Summary

Will try to find an engraving of [Breadsall] Priory.

Offers a photograph of Dr Erasmus Darwin’s house in Derby.

Author:  Reginald Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Apr 1879
Classmark:  DAR 99: 150–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11968

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From Reginald Darwin   9 April 1879

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Has found a pamphlet of 1780 about Charles Darwin [1758–78].

RD’s sister, Violetta, has found some early verses and a MS by Dr Erasmus Darwin.

Author:  Reginald Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Apr 1879
Classmark:  DAR 99: 152–153
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11983

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From Reginald Darwin   18 April 1879

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Thanks CD for sending some old family letters of RD’s father’s [Francis Sacheverel Darwin (1786–1859)].

Author:  Reginald Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Apr 1879
Classmark:  DAR 99: 154–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11987

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From Leonard Darwin   7 May 1879

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Has been trying unsuccessfully to weigh something for CD.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 May 1879
Classmark:  DAR 186: 35
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12035

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From Reginald Darwin   31 May 1879

Summary

Thanks CD for another letter [of his father’s].

Cannot call to mind the story about the robber [see Erasmus Darwin, pp. 64–5].

Author:  Reginald Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 May 1879
Classmark:  DAR 99: 156–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12072

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From Francis Darwin   [after 16 June 1879]

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Reports on roots and climbing plants experiments he is performing in Sachs’ laboratory. Orchids with air roots have come. Goebel says proshelic better than helic.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 16 June 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12111F

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From Reginald Darwin   11 July 1879

Summary

Is gratified if he has helped [with Erasmus Darwin].

Thanks for another consignment of family records.

Author:  Reginald Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 July 1879
Classmark:  DAR 99: 158–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12146

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From Reginald Darwin   4 August 1879

Summary

Sends an address by Dr Erasmus Darwin [to the Derby Philosophical Society].

Author:  Reginald Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Aug 1879
Classmark:  DAR 99: 160–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12180

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