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From J. D. Hooker to Emma Darwin   [21 March 1866]


Mrs Hooker will not come with him to Down on Saturday.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [21 Mar 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 67
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5078

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To Emma Darwin   [22 May 1848]



His health not good.

Has been reading John Evelyn’s Life of Mrs Godolphin, and Mme Sévigné.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [22 May 1848]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1177

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  • Emma Darwin’s diary records that her sisters Elizabeth Wedgwood and Charlotte Langton , and Charlotte’s son Edmund, were staying at Down. The Globe , a London evening paper founded in 1803 and a leading Whig organ until 1866  …

From William Erasmus Darwin to Emma Darwin   28 February [1868]


Crying in babies.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  28 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 86
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5952

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  • 1866 ( Alum. Cantab. ). The natural sciences tripos was established in 1851 for students who had received a BA in classics or mathematics; it was opened to men who were studying for the BA in 1861 ( Brooke 1988–2004 , 3: 203–4, 231–2, 4: 153–7; see also MacLeod and Moseley 1982). Trinity College awarded scholarships in the natural sciences in 1869 and 1870 ( Cambridge University calendar 1869 and 1870). Leith Hill Place in Surrey was the home of Josiah Wedgwood III , Emma Darwin’ …

From Emily Catherine Langton to Emma and Charles Darwin   [6 and 7? January 1866]


CL is aware that she is dying and so says her farewells.

Author:  Emily Caroline (Lena) Massingberd; Emily Caroline (Lena) Langton; Emily Caroline (Lena) Massingberd
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin; Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [6 and 7? Jan 1866]
Classmark:  V&A / Wedgwood Collection (MS W/M 202)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4968

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  • Wedgwood Collection (MS W/M 202) Emily Caroline (Lena) Massingberd/Emily Caroline (Lena) Langton/Emily Caroline (Lena) Massingberd unstated [6 and 7? Jan 1866] Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin
  • … February 1866  and n.  1). Sarah Elizabeth Wedgwood , known as Elizabeth, was Emma Darwin’ …