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To Caroline Wedgwood   20 September [1881]

Summary

Division of CW’s share [of E. A. Darwin’s estate]. Investment advice.

Recounts his memories of their mother and of her death. Remembers "her black velvet gown and her work table and the death scene", but cannot remember her face. Remembers that Caroline "always acted like a mother" to him and Catherine.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Date:  20 Sept [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 153: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13347

Matches: 3 hits

To C. S. Wedgwood   [3 May 1879]

Summary

Was it Lady Charlemont or Charleville who remarked how agreeable their grandfather was?

Asks her to confirm story about Robert Darwin (father of Dr Erasmus).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Date:  [3 May 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 153: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12030

Matches: 2 hits

To Caroline Sarah Wedgwood   [after 21 November 1859]

Summary

Astounded she cares for his book [Origin] as much as she seems to.

Comments on variation among domestic dogs; believes domestic dog has descended from several wild species and those species from a single ancient ancestor.

Athenæum review is unfair.

Expects to convert four or five "really good judges".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Date:  [after 21 Nov 1859]
Classmark:  DAR 153: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2538

Matches: 4 hits

From Caroline Wedgwood   [11 November 1838]

Summary

Expresses her pleasure at CD’s engagement.

Author:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [11 Nov 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 173
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-431

Matches: 4 hits

To C. S. Wedgwood   26 March 1879

Summary

Discusses information about Dr Erasmus Darwin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Date:  26 Mar 1879
Classmark:  DAR 148: 304
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11955

Matches: 2 hits

To Caroline Darwin   24 October [1836]

Summary

Last four days have been spent calling on naturalists. Geologists have been kind, but zoologists seem to think a number of undescribed creatures a nuisance.

Will send his belongings to Cambridge, but eventually his quarters must be London.

FitzRoy is to be married.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Date:  24 Oct [1836]
Classmark:  Copy
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-313

Matches: 2 hits

From Caroline Darwin   7 March [1833]

Summary

Sends her love and family news.

Author:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Mar [1833]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 75
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-202

Matches: 2 hits

To Caroline Darwin   8 April [1826]

Summary

CD is studying the Bible, likes the gospels best.

Glad he stayed for T. C. Hope’s lectures on electricity.

Is running short of funds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Date:  8 Apr [1826]
Classmark:  Copy
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-30

Matches: 2 hits

To Caroline Darwin   [7 December 1836]

Summary

Dinner at the Hensleigh Wedgwoods’. They have agreed to go over his journal. Henry Holland thinks it not worth publishing alone because it goes over FitzRoy’s ground.

His impressions of Harriet Martineau: "She is overwhelmed with her own projects, her own thoughts and own abilities."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Date:  [7 Dec 1836]
Classmark:  Copy
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-325

Matches: 2 hits

To Caroline Darwin   [28 April 1831]

Summary

Had a pleasant week in London and is now enjoying Cambridge, where he is busy with work and social engagements.

Writes with great enthusiasm of his prospective trip to "the Tropics" [Canary Islands]. Henslow will cram him in geology. He is working regularly at Spanish.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Date:  [28 Apr 1831]
Classmark:  Copy
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-98

Matches: 2 hits

To Caroline Darwin   12 November [1831]

Summary

The outfitting of the Beagle progresses.

CD has been dining out more than he wishes. He has met W. S. Harris of "Electricity" fame.

His fears and hopes about seasickness.

A new continent has been discovered "somewhere far South". "Perhaps we may be sent in search."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Date:  12 Nov [1831]
Classmark:  Copy
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-146

Matches: 2 hits

To Caroline Darwin   9–12 August 1834

Summary

Thanks for her letter of March, which gave him his first explanation of the interest in the [Megatherium] head he had sent.

Wants E. A. Darwin to tell William Clift not to remove numbers or markers on any specimens. The British Museum has first claim on any of his specimens; CD cannot at present say where any should go.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Date:  9–12 Aug 1834
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-253

Matches: 2 hits

To Caroline Darwin   [31?] October [1831]

Summary

Questions about his college bills.

Describes the living conditions he will have on the Beagle.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Date:  [31?] Oct [1831]
Classmark:  Copy
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-145

Matches: 2 hits

From Caroline Darwin   29 December [1834]

Summary

Has sent all of CD’s directions to William Clift.

Erasmus has been very ill, but is now quite safe and well again. Caroline and Susan are with him.

They have heard FitzRoy is promoted and the Beagle is coming home.

Author:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Dec [1834]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 82
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-265

Matches: 2 hits

From Caroline Darwin   28 March 1836

Summary

News of friends and family.

Author:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Mar 1836
Classmark:  DAR 97 (ser. 2): 32–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-300

Matches: 2 hits

To Caroline Wedgwood   [May 1838]

Summary

His books grow in size. Hopes to bring out work on volcanic islands and coral formations in the autumn or winter. The Journal of researches will not be published until autumn [actually not until 1839]. Whewell and Lyell flatter him about it. Has given up all society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Date:  [May 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 154: 53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-411

Matches: 3 hits

From Caroline Darwin   1 September 1833

Summary

News of family and friends. "I tell you all the gossip I can that you may know how the Shropshire world is going on."

Author:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Sept 1833
Classmark:  DAR 204: 77
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-214

Matches: 2 hits

From Caroline Darwin   28 October [1833]

Summary

Finds CD’s journal very entertaining and interesting, but thinks his style in first part too much influenced by Humboldt.

Sends some books by Harriet Martineau and Archbishop Whately.

Rejoices that the more he sees of Negroes, the better he thinks of them.

Author:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Oct [1833]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 78
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-224

Matches: 2 hits

To C. S. Wedgwood   20 April 1876

Summary

Grieves over poor account of her health. Emma and Henrietta are also ill.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Date:  20 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 153: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10461

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Darwin, Caroline Wedgwood, Caroline
  • … Down 20 Apr [1876] Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin/Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
  • … D. Fox, 26 May [1876] ). Caroline and her husband, Josiah Wedgwood II, visited the Darwins …

From Caroline Darwin   [27 February 1826]

Summary

Theatre at Shrewsbury.

Spark’s death.

Harry [Henry Allen] Wedgwood will make the circuit for the first time at the forthcoming assizes.

Author:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [27 Feb 1826]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-24

Matches: 2 hits

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