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To W. E. Darwin   14 January 1881

Summary

Discusses earthworm activity

and animal grazing on slopes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  14 Jan 1881
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 171
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13013

Matches: 1 hit

To W. E. Darwin   25 January 1881

Summary

Writes of WED’s certificate for the Geological Society

and discusses various instances of earthworm activity.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  25 Jan 1881
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 172
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13027

Matches: 1 hit

To W. E. Darwin   31 January 1881

Summary

Discusses investments,

earthworms,

and an article by Romanes [see 13029].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  31 Jan 1881
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 173
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13034

Matches: 1 hit

To W. E. Darwin   [27 February 1881]

Summary

Discusses some business matters

and E. A. Darwin’s health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [27 Feb 1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 177
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13035

Matches: 1 hit

To W. E. Darwin   4 February [1881]

Summary

Discusses earthworms and their ability to perceive narrowest points of leaves to draw them into their burrows.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  4 Feb [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 174
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13036

Matches: 1 hit

To W. E. Darwin   5 February [1881]

Summary

Discusses investments.

The action of worms when drawing leaves into their burrows.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  5 Feb [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 175
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13037

Matches: 1 hit

To W. E. Darwin   8 February [1881]

Summary

Thanks WED for sending leaves and making observations on how earthworms drag them into their burrows.

Doubts justice of fierce review against J. Geikie’s book [Prehistoric Europe (1881)] in Nature [by W. B. Dawkins, 23 (1881): 309–10], but if reindeer and hippopotamus have really been found in close contact in same bed – "it tells horribly against interglacial periods".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  8 Feb [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 176
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13042

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To W. E. Darwin   19 February [1881]

Summary

Uncle Erasmus is ill.

Thanks WED for his trouble about the cottages.

He has signed the note to Higgins.

CD has used WED’s Rhododendron case in Earthworms [p. 69].

Is using paper triangles in experiments on intelligence of worms.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  19 Feb [1881]
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University (Autograph File, D)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13058

Matches: 1 hit

To W. E. Darwin   4 May [1881]

Summary

Discusses his investments.

P.S. on earthworms.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  4 May [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 179
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13144

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To W. E. Darwin   20 May [1881]

Summary

Discusses his investments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  20 May [1881]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.590)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13167

Matches: 1 hit

To W. E. Darwin   4 August [1881]

Summary

Reports on a luncheon of scientific savants at which the Crown Prince of Germany [and Prince of Wales?] were present.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  4 Aug [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 181
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13274

Matches: 1 hit

To W. E. Darwin   13 September [1881]

Summary

Discusses financial affairs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  13 Sept [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 182
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13334

Matches: 1 hit

To W. E. Darwin   [before 30 November 1876]

Summary

Is working at dimorphic plants;

is astonished at WED’s labour.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [before 30 November 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 119
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5771

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To W. E. Darwin   1 July [1874]

Summary

Asks WED to visit Winchester soon and collect Utricularia for him

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  1 July [1874]
Classmark:  Heritage Auctions (dealers) (11 May 2017)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9525F

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From Emma and Charles Darwin to W. E. Darwin   [20 May 1864]

Summary

CD much obliged for specimen and drawings.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin; Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [20 May 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 97: A7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3366

Matches: 1 hit

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

To W. E. Darwin   22 April [1879]

Summary

Discusses his work on Dr Erasmus Darwin’s life.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  22 Apr [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 154
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12007

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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

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  • 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 W. E. Darwin   23 [February 1872 – October 1874]

Summary

Asks for investment advice.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  23 [Feb 1872 - Oct 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 132
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13800

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  • Darwin, C. R. Darwin, W. E. …
  • R y affairs that I sh d .  think you had better follow his advice. I hold about the same quantity but am inclined not to sell. Tell me hereafter for what you sell, & how it is to be done & whether you advise it, & I will then determine what to do. Generally I stick to the rule to keep to whatever I have once gone into. your affect | C.  Darwin

To W. E. Darwin   8 March [1876]

Summary

Sends some cash to help WED with moving expenses.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  8 Mar [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 142
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10416

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To W. E. Darwin   3 October [1877]

Summary

Encloses his marriage present, which he fears Sara [Darwin née Sedgwick] will think "atrociously unsentimental", but he hopes useful.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  3 Oct [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 92: A43
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11165

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