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To H. E. Litchfield   4 October [1877]

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Is glad to hear R. B. Litchfield is better.

Discusses William Darwin’s engagement to Sara Sedgwick.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  4 Oct [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 37
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11167

From E. J. A. Bristow to H. E. Litchfield   11 March 1878

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Reports on the standing of James Torbitt: "the opinion of the Public is that he is rich and highly respectable".

Author:  Edward Jones Agnew Bristow
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  11 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 160: 304
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11414

To H. E. Litchfield   11 [December 1879]

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Sends M. Guthrie’s book [On Mr Spencer’s formula of evolution (1879)], although HEL may not care to read it having seen Moulton’s letter [12350].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  11 [Dec 1879]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (28 March 1983)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12353

To H. E. Litchfield   1 February [1880]

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Sends the Litchfields two drafts of a letter in reply to Samuel Butler’s letter to the Athenæum; hopes for their approval.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  1 Feb 1880
Classmark:  DAR 92: B98–101, B102, B121; DAR 185: 40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12445

To H. E. Litchfield   8 [October 1880]

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Reports on Sarah Elizabeth Wedgwood’s illness.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  8 [Oct 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 38
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12744

From L. M. Forster to H. E. Litchfield   [11 June 1881]

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On flowers bending towards light reflected in a mirror.

Author:  Laura Mary Forster
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  [11 June 1881]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 158
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12960

To H. E. Litchfield   4 January 1881

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Seeks R. B. Litchfield’s advice about publishing a translation of a letter and article by E. Krause [answering Samuel Butler’s Unconscious memory].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  4 Jan 1881
Classmark:  DAR 153: 89
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12978

To Henrietta Emma Darwin   [14–21 April 1866]

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Discusses some observations on, and the fertilisation of, Ophrys.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  [14–21 Apr 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 59
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5074

From Ellen Frances Lubbock to H. E. Darwin   [28 July? 1866]

Summary

John Lubbock wants a copy of Origin (4th ed.) for Philip Norman.

Author:  Ellen Frances Hordern; Ellen Frances Lubbock
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  [28 July? 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 170: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5204

From Mary Lubbock to H. E. Darwin   [8 May 1866 – 31 August 1871]

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Age at which babies first shed tears.

Author:  Frances Mary (Mary) Lubbock
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  [8 May 1866 – 31 Aug 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 170: 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5332

To Henrietta Emma Darwin   26 July [1867]

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Prefers not to send her proof-slips of the present chapter [of Variation], which has been enormously altered, but will be glad to have her see slips and revises in future.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  26 July [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 57
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5585

From F. J. Wedgwood to H. E. Darwin   [1867–72]

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Miss Gourlay reports case of girl at the Lock Hospital who covered her face in shame.

Author:  Frances Julia (Snow) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  [1867–72]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 45
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7058

From F. J. Wedgwood to H. E. Darwin   [1867–72]

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The expression of shame in ancients, Milton, the Bible, and in poor girls under Miss Gourlay’s charge.

Author:  Frances Julia (Snow) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  [1867–72]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 46, DAR 189: 140
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7059

To H. E. Darwin   [March] 1870

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Responds to her suggested corrections [of Descent].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  [Mar] 1870
Classmark:  DAR 185: 58
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7123

To Henrietta Emma Darwin   [8 February 1870]

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Sends MS [of chs. 3 and 4, "Comparison of the mental powers of man and the lower animals", Descent] to HED for her criticism. CD fears parts are too much like a sermon; "who wd ever have thought I shd turn parson?"

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  [8 Feb 1870]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 58373: 1–2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7124

To H. E. Darwin   20 March 1871

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Reports on sales and reception of his book [Descent]. Thanks HED for her help.

Wallace’s article in the Academy [2 (1870–1): 177–82] shows CD has had no influence on him; the review has had hardly any influence on CD.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  20 Mar 1871
Classmark:  DAR 153: 77
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7605

From F. J. Wedgwood to H. E. Darwin   1 April 1871

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Writes to HED for fear of tiring CD and to pass on, if she deems suitable, her view that there is no distinction to be made between self-regarding and other-regarding virtues.

Author:  Frances Julia (Snow) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  1 Apr 1871
Classmark:  DAR 88: 68–70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7651

DCP-LETT-7920

Author:  Margaret Emily Gaskell
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  [Sept 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7920

To H. E. Litchfield   4 September [1871]

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An affectionate letter to HL on her honeymoon. Urges her to keep her mother as an example.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  4 Sept [1871]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 58373)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7922

To H. E. Litchfield   [after 5] November 1871

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CD is "more than pleased" by what R. B. Litchfield said of him. Congratulates HEL on having "so noble a husband".

All were "profoundly" interested by HEL’s account [of their welcome at the Working Men’s College].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  [after 5] Nov 1871
Classmark:  Emma Darwin (1904) 2: 251–2; DAR 153: 79
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8040
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