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From W. E. Darwin   25 January 1882

Summary

Requests CD to sent a cheque for the succession duty on Erasmus Alvey Darwin’s estate.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Jan 1882
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 107)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13645F

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From W. E. Darwin   9 January [1882]

Summary

CD’s division of his surplus income; fire engines; Sara Darwin’s relatives; GHD’s paper in Nature.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Jan [1882]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 112)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13672F

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From W. E. Darwin   28 February [1882]

Summary

Gives information about the Great Western Railway dividend.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Feb [1882]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 114)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13711F

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From W. E. Darwin   13 March 1882

Summary

Sends a dividend cheque.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Mar 1882
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 109)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13726F

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From W. E. Darwin   15 March 1882

Summary

News about his dividends.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Mar 1882
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 110)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13726G

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From W. E. Darwin   23 March 1882

Summary

News of Great Western Railway dividend; discussion of Leonard Darwin’s ‘exciting news’.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Mar 1882
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 111)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13734F

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DCP-LETT-4427

Summary

[Outline sketches of pollen from short- and long-styled plants of Oxalis sinensis.]

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  
Classmark:  DAR 108: 88
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4427

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From W. E. Darwin   27 October [1876]

Summary

Discussing a purchase of land.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Oct [1876]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 64)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11212F

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From W. E. Darwin   10 February [1880]

Summary

"Dia" [as a prefix] means "through, across".

WED’s wife would like to meet the Huxleys.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Feb [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 209.7: 159
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11352

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From W. E. Darwin   9 January 1879

Summary

Sends figures on increase in value of North Western Railway stocks. Says consol stock considered much more secure for bankers. Does not think his own bank is in danger of a run. Is glad to see the Emperor of Prussia has confirmed CD’s appointment to Academy. Is snowing at Bassett.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Jan 1879
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 70)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11823F

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From W. E. Darwin   25 February [1879]

Summary

Thanks CD profusely for the circular which detailed his and Emma Darwin’s plans to increase their children’s income. Thinks a few hundred really makes the difference for feeling really rich, especially as he now knows how important it is for bankers to have available personal savings.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Feb [1879]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 71)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11896F

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From W. E. Darwin   [8 December 1879]

Summary

Returns Guthrie. Comments at length on Guthrie’s critique of Spencer.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [8 Dec 1879]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 72)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12346F

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From W. E. Darwin   1 January [1881]

Summary

Discusses possible investments.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Jan 1881
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 75)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12392G

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From W. E. Darwin   6 January [1880]

Summary

Delighted by honour CD has received from Turin. Agrees with Horace that the money ought to be given to the Zoological Station at Naples.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Jan [1880]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 79)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12404F

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From W. E. Darwin   [28 January 1880]

Summary

Thanks CD for giving money to the children. Is going to give money to Bessy, but not invest it until she is really rich. Returns Butler’s letter. Thinks Butler is looking for a grievance to write an article about.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [28 Jan 1880]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 80)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12440G

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From W. E. Darwin   20 August 1880

Summary

Asks CD to invite William James to stay before he returns to America.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Aug 1880
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 77)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12694F

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From W. E. Darwin   16 September 1880

Summary

Sends four wrist bands, and advice on putting them on. George is well. Can easily get worm castings. Lilly and Mlle Wild arrived in a storm to stay the night. Is much amused by Sedgwick’s ferocious letter about Vestiges.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Sept 1880
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 78)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12714F

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From W. E. Darwin   22 November [1880]

Summary

Thanks CD for copy of Movement in plants and says he is enjoying it. Is pleased that a full article appeared in the Times. Will go to Beaulieu soon for worm casts. His gardener calls worms “our civil engineers”. Promised to tell Frank how to make plants bend.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 November [1880]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 83)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12840F

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From W. E. Darwin   26 November [1880]

Summary

Observations on worms’ pulling leaves into their burrows.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Nov [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 110
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12861

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From W. E. Darwin   1 December [1880]

Summary

Will soon manage to go to Beaulieu. Is glad the book is going off well. Is thinking of going to the Roman Villa at Brading on the Isle of Wight.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Dec [1880]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 84)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12880F

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