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From E. A. Darwin   5 January [1864]

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Calls CD’s attention to an article by Paul Janet.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Jan [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B21–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4379

From E. A. Darwin   1 February [1864]

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Tells of a declaration and a subscription list to defend the rights of Bishop Colenso.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Feb [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B23–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4400

From E. A. Darwin   9 April [1864]

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Lyell thinks an expedition should be sent to the caves in Borneo, supported by the sale of surplus specimens; thinks "our progenitors" may well be there.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Apr [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B25–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4458

From E. A. Darwin   [15? April 1864]

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Sir Henry Holland wants to see [Erasmus Darwin] Zoonomia.

Snow [F. J. Wedgwood] has gone, hoping to meet Fanny who is in a state of anxiety.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [15? Apr 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B19–20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4482

From E. A. Darwin   7 May [1864]

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Henry Holland sends thanks for Zoonomia.

Sir Henry would not expect podophyllin to be good for CD.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 May [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B27
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4489

From E. A. Darwin   27 June [1864]

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CD will be proposed for the Copley Medal. Hugh Falconer wants information: list of all CD’s papers, dates of the voyage, things not judicious to mention, when his sickness came on, etc.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 June [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B28–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4546

From E. A. Darwin   30 June [1864]

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Henry Holland thought CD would be interested to know that Buxton’s brewery cannot go on with their own yeast, but are obliged to interchange with other breweries.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 June [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4548

To E. A. Darwin   30 June 1864

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Has heard nothing about the Copley Medal. Is grateful for Hugh Falconer’s interest [see 4546].

Supplies details about circumstances of his voyage on the Beagle.

Does not believe that his sea-sickness was the cause of his subsequent ill-health.

Encloses the requested list of publications [see 4550].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Date:  30 June 1864
Classmark:  ML 1: 247–8; DAR 154: 67
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4548A

From E. A. Darwin to Hugh Falconer   2 July 1864

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Encloses list of CD’s publications.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Hugh Falconer
Date:  2 July 1864
Classmark:  DAR 144: 472
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4550

From E. A. Darwin   [before 30 November 1864]

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Gives Lyell’s report of conversation with Sabine about the grounds for the award of CD’s [Copley] Medal.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 30 Nov 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4688

From E. A. Darwin   1 December 1864

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Discusses the affairs of the late Edward Evans for whom CD and EAD are trustees.

Has got CD’s [Copley] Medal, "it is rather ugly to look at, & too light to turn into candlesticks".

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Dec 1864
Classmark:  DAR 105: B31–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4690

From E. A. Darwin   15 December [1864]

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Sends a power of attorney to be executed and sent to the Old Bank; asks acknowledgment.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Dec [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B37–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4717

From E. A. Darwin   [after 31 March 1864?]

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Sends "2 pods ¼ gr each" to tide CD over.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 31 Mar 1864?]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4364

From Erasmus Alvey Darwin   [1864?]

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Asks CD to sign some "Sunday tickets" [for the Zoological Garden?].

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1864?]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4365

From E. A. Darwin to Emma Darwin   30 [March 1864?]

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Sends Effie’s [K. E. Wedgwood] letter;

recounts other family news.

Is interested in CD’s thoughts on podophyllin.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  30 [Mar 1864?]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B118
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4374

From E. A. Darwin, Charles Darwin, and W. E. Darwin to Thomas Salt   12 April 1864

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Instructions concerning the payment of the principal and interest of the mortgage to Mr Childe.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin; Erasmus Alvey Darwin; Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Salt
Date:  12 Apr 1864
Classmark:  Rachel Salt (private collection); sold at Spink’s (dealers), July 2018
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4460F
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