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To G. H. Darwin   [before 25 October 1881]

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Will GHD ask Lord R[ayleigh] whether "gas-men in testing light, exclude the diffused light".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [before 25 Oct 1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 115
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12961

To G. H. Darwin   20 January [1881]

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[Ernst Krause’s] letter to Nature ["Unconscious memory – Mr Samuel Butler", 23 (1881): 288] has been dispatched.

Gladstone has dated Wallace’s pension from last July, "which is splendid".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  20 Jan [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 102
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13019

To G. H. Darwin   27–8 February [1881]

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Describes lecture at Royal Institution by J. S. Burdon Sanderson on movement of plants and animals; JSBS’s preliminary part was so long that he never got to the plants.

Comments on the triumph of the ladies in the voting at Cambridge.

Mentions F. Galton’s visit to Down, a call on the Huxleys, and a visit with the Duke of Argyll.

Tells a story about the absent-mindedness of Burdon Sanderson.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  27–8 Feb [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 103
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13068

To G. H. Darwin   8 June [1881]

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Discusses a letter [not found] from R. S. Ball that has quite delighted him.

Describes events at Patterdale.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  8 June [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 104
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13197

To G. H. Darwin   23 July 1881

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GHD’s abstract from Nature [24 (1881): 231] has been published in Kosmos.

John Collier has finished his portrait of CD.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  23 July 1881
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 105
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13252

To G. H. Darwin   24 August [1881]

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The General Post Office sent one penny in response to GHD’s complaint, and demanded a receipt, which CD has sent. CD will keep the penny.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  24 Aug [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 106
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13295

To G. H. Darwin   [28 August 1881]

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Suggests that GHD employ W. M. Hacon as solicitor for selling E. A. Darwin’s house, rather than Mr Salt’s agents; he remembers that firm as full of odious people.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [28 Aug 1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 107
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13300

To G. H. Darwin   30 August [1881]

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CD is sorry he bothered GHD about the solicitor, but he boils with indignation to this day when he remembers how rudely he was treated by Mr Salt’s firm in London [40 years earlier].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  30 Aug [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 108
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13305

To G. H. Darwin   6 [October 1881]

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Is obliged to GHD for arranging everything.

Sorry about the proof-sheets.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  6 [Oct 1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 110
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13319

To G. H. Darwin   8 September [1881]

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Has been visiting Anthony Rich, who persists in his intention to leave his property to CD despite the large fortune left by Erasmus. It is now all the more necessary for CD to arrange his own will.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  8 Sept [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1.: 109
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13322

To G. H. Darwin   19 November [1881]

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Tremendously interested by GHD’s news [about the Plumian Professorship at Cambridge]. Suggests he get William Thomson to write to the electors.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  19 Nov [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1.: 111
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13489

To G. H. Darwin   25 November [1881]

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Last issue of Nature has made him "awfully proud". [See R. S. Ball, "A glimpse through the corridors of time", Nature 25 (1881): 79–82.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  25 Nov [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 112
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13511

From G. H. Darwin   [9 June 1881]

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Has nearly finished his mathematical paper.

Is not sure when he will go to Patterdale.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [9 June 1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 88
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13199

From G. H. Darwin   21 August 1881

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Sends CD information he had requested on W. Graham.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Aug 1881
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 89
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13294

From G. H. Darwin   28 August 1881

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Discusses funeral arrangements for E. A. Darwin, and his will.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Aug 1881
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13301

From G. H. Darwin   [29 August 1881]

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E. A. Darwin’s funeral arrangements.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [29 Aug 1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13303

From G. H. Darwin   [after 26 August 1881]

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The merchants suggest that CD keep the wine and return it if more is corked.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 26 Aug 1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 93
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13309

From G. H. Darwin   [7 September 1881]

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Gives an account of the reception of his paper at York [BAAS meeting].

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [7 Sept 1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13321

From G. H. Darwin   [9 September 1881]

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Has found the missing packet of forks, which he will send or take to Down.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [9 Sept 1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 94
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13367

From G. H. Darwin   15 October 1881

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Sends text of the gravestone inscription [for E. A. Darwin] and details of arrangements for removal of furniture from Queen Anne St.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Oct 1881
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 95
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13401
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