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To W. E. Darwin   [after 20 November 1876]

Summary

Has written of his idea [on the formation of the gravels near Southampton] to James Geikie, who thought it very feasible.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [after 20 Nov 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 148
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10486

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  • … Bibliography Geikie, James. 1877. The great ice age and its relation to the antiquity of …
  • … formation of the gravels near Southampton] to James Geikie, who thought it very feasible. …
  • … the relationship between this letter and the letter from James Geikie, 20 November 1876 . …
  • … See letters to James Geikie, 26 October 1876 and 16 …
  • … November 1876 , and letter from James Geikie, 20 November 1876 . Geikie had sent CD his …

To W. E. Darwin   2 December [1880]

Summary

Gives instructions to WED about looking for earthworm activity at Brading.

Mentions James Geikie’s excellent book [Prehistoric Europe (1881)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  2 Dec [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 164
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12882

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  • … Bibliography Geikie, James. 1881. Prehistoric Europe: a geological sketch. London: Edward …
  • … activity at Brading. Mentions James Geikie’s excellent book [ Prehistoric Europe (1881)]. …

To W. E. Darwin   3 January [1881]

Summary

Thanks WED for some earthworm observations.

Discusses investments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  3 Jan 1881
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 170
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12973

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  • … Bibliography Geikie, James. 1881. Prehistoric Europe: a geological sketch. London: Edward …

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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  • … Bibliography Geikie, James. 1881. Prehistoric Europe: a geological sketch. London: Edward …

From W. E. Darwin   6 April [1880]

Summary

Is beginning Geikie’s Ice age. Describes flints found on the common. Comments on exciting election.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Apr [1880]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 81)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12564G

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  • … Parliamentary Research Services. Geikie, James. 1877. The great ice age and its relation …

To W. E. Darwin   [19 July 1880]

Summary

Writes about gravel deposits [at Southampton] and sends a James Geikie letter [12655?] on the subject.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [19 July 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 161
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12661

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  • … deposits [at Southampton] and sends a James Geikie letter [ 12655 ? ] on the subject. …

From W. E. Darwin   3 December [1880]

Summary

Description of remains of a Roman villa and the worm activity at the site.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Dec [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 111
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12885

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  • … Bibliography Geikie, James. 1881. Prehistoric Europe: a geological sketch. London: Edward …

From W. E. Darwin to Charles and Emma Darwin   22 July 1880

Summary

Returns Geikie’s letter; is glad he has accepted settlement of gravel through melting of snow. Is trudging around with hammer and bag with help of Ramsay’s book. Describes visits to Kenilworth and Stratford. Sara consulted a physician. Called on Reginald D. and enjoyed meeting relations and seeing picture of Erasmus. Reginald very taken with George.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin; Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  22 July 1880
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 76)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12665F

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  • … Darwin. London: John Murray. 1879. Geikie, James. 1881. Prehistoric Europe: a geological …
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