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From Caroline Wedgwood   [11 November 1838]


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

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To Caroline Wedgwood   [May 1838]


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 The Journal of researches will not be published until autumn [actually not until 1839].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

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From Emma Wedgwood   [26 December 1838]


Responds to his "business letter" about the maids, then chides herself for feeling dull and disagreeable when she has had everything all her life.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [26 Dec 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 155
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-462

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  • … Lord Farrer. Sophy Marianne Wedgwood, daughter of Caroline and Josiah Wedgwood III, born …

From Robert Waring Darwin to Josiah Wedgwood II   13 November 1838


RWD’s happiness that Emma has accepted CD’s proposal of marriage.

Author:  Robert Waring Darwin
Addressee:  Josiah Wedgwood, II
Date:  13 Nov 1838
Classmark:  V&A / Wedgwood Collection (MS W/M 96)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-433

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  • Wedgwood Emma having accepted Charles gives me as great happiness as Jos having married Caroline, …

From Emma Wedgwood   [25–6 November 1838]


Responds to items in CD’s letter, just received. Suggests parts of London where he might look for a house. Gives news of friends and relatives.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [25 or 26] Nov 1838
Classmark:  DAR 204: 151
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-444

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  • Wedgwood, Emma’s cousin, vicar of Maer since 1825. See Emma Darwin (1915) 1: 180. A reference to her request that CD read Jesus’ discourse to his disciples. Caroline