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From Emma Darwin   [June 1861]

Summary

Describes her compassion for all his sufferings and writes of her wish that his gratitude could be offered to heaven as well as to herself. To her, the only relief is to try to believe that suffering and illness are from God’s hand "to help us to exalt our minds & to look forward with hope to a future state".

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [June 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 35
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3169

Matches: 1 hit

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

To W. E. Darwin   [1861–82]

Summary

Last page of a letter with a five-line P.S. concerning pen-holders.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [1861–82]
Classmark:  Famous Notables (dealers)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13864F

Matches: 1 hit

To ?   8 December [1861–8]

Summary

Thanks for information on inheritance of mental peculiarities in cats.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  8 Dec [1861-8]
Classmark:  Dr Jeremy J. C. Mallinson (private collection); sold at Sotheby’s (dealers), 11 December 2017, lot 50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13770J

Matches: 1 hit

To ?   11 June [1861–8]

Summary

CD regrets he has to turn down an invitation because of his ill health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  11 June [1861-8]
Classmark:  Christie’s, London (dealers) (online 31 October – 8 November 2018, lot 6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3179F

Matches: 1 hit

To William Erasmus Darwin   17 February [1861]

Summary

Sends cheque.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  17 Feb [1861]
Classmark:  Duke University, Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library (Sir Anthony Musgrave Papers (RL.11684): Lady Jeanie Lucinda Musgrave (Field) Scrapbook)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2415

Matches: 2 hits

  • Darwin, C. R. Darwin, W. E. …
  • r 17 th My dear W m I send off cheque without the delay of a Post, which is just starting Yours affecty | C.  Darwin

To John Higgins   3 December 1861

Summary

Acknowledges receipt of £245 18s.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  3 Dec 1861
Classmark:  Dominic Winter Auctioneers (dealers) (10 April 2019, lot 138)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3338F

Matches: 1 hit

To Daniel Oliver   23 April [1861]

Summary

Congratulations on DO’s marriage.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  23 April [1861]
Classmark:  Newcastle University Library, Special Collections (Spence Watson/Weiss Papers SW/6/3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3125F

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To J. S. Henslow   [before May 1861]

Summary

Valediction only.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [before 16 May 1861]
Classmark:  Denbighshire Archives (DD/PH/115)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3150F

Matches: 1 hit

To John Higgins   20 May 1861

Summary

Acknowledges receipt of £239 9s. 7d.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  20 May 1861
Classmark:  Dominic Winter Auctioneers (dealers) (10 April 2019, lot 138)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3152F

Matches: 1 hit

To Williams & Norgate   [1861]

Summary

Requests Natural History Review for 1861 until further notice.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  [1861]
Classmark:  Uppsala University Library: Manuscripts and Music (Waller Ms alb-67:134)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3040F

Matches: 1 hit

  • Darwin, C. R. Williams & Norgate …

To Williams & Norgate   16 February [1861]

Summary

Wishing to purchase a copy of Ferguson’s illustrated series of rare and prize poultry, including comprehensive essays upon all classes of domestic fowl (Ferguson 1854).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  16 Feb [1861]
Classmark:  RR Auction (dealers) (14 June 2018, Lot 30)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3062F

Matches: 1 hit

  • Darwin, C. R. Williams & Norgate …

To ?   7 May [1861–8?]

Summary

CD is obliged for the offer, but he is "too much occupied to contribute to any periodicals".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  7 May [1861-8]
Classmark:  DAR 249: 122
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3141

Matches: 1 hit

To ?   24 August [1861–8]

Summary

Thanks correspondent for a remarkable instance of inheritance [not specified].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  24 Aug [1861-8]
Classmark:  Wellcome Library (MS.7781/28)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13880

Matches: 1 hit

To ?   31 December [1861–8]

Summary

"As I have never especially attended to Conchology I am sorry to say I cannot tell you the name of the enclosed shell which I now return–"

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  31 Dec [1861-8]
Classmark:  J. David Archibald (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13881A

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To William Samuel Symonds   26 March [1861]

Summary

Thanks correspondent for book on old bones.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  26 Mar [1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.242)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3099

Matches: 1 hit

To William Erasmus Darwin   [24 January 1861]

Summary

Writes of Henrietta’s illness.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [24 Jan 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 61
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3051

Matches: 2 hits

  • Darwin, C. R. Darwin, W. E. …
  • r Williams who has been just here, considers her better. She eats absolutely nothing. — I hope that your journey was prosperous & that you will, my dearest old fellow, enjoy yourself. — We shall be glad of a note. Your affect | C.  Darwin

To W. E. Darwin   [27 October 1861]

Summary

Discusses affairs at Down and Southampton.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [27 Oct 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 82
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3302

Matches: 2 hits

  • Darwin, C. R. Darwin, W. E. …
  • … M r . A.  seems rather bitter against M r Hacon. In Haste | Your affect | C.  Darwin

To W. E. Darwin   30 November [1861]

Summary

Reports on state of family’s health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  30 Nov [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 108
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3835

Matches: 1 hit

To W. E. Darwin   21 and 22 April [1861?]

Summary

Returns [an unspecified] enclosure referring to "a most wonderful cure".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  21 and 22 Apr 1861
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 62
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3124

Matches: 1 hit

From H. C. Watson   [after 24 July 1861]

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Summary

Gives CD an instance of facts that can be read either way as to whether a plant (Veronica humifusa) is a species or a variety.

Author:  Hewett Cottrell Watson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 24 July 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 47: 162
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13853

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Watson, H. C. Darwin, C. R. …
  • Darwin’s Natural selection: being the second part of his big species book written from 1856 to 1858. Edited by R. C. …
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