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To J. D. Hooker   12–13 August [1863]

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Doubts Decaisne’s report of larkspur self-fertilisation.

Enthusiastically observes climbing plants. Needs to know how novel his observations are. Finds R. J. H. Dutrochet has made similar observations, so he has wasted some time. [See Climbing plants, p. 1 n.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  12–13 Aug [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 202
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4266

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  • Wedgwood ( Emma Darwin (1915) , 2: 180–1). CD had lent Hooker a Wedgwood medallion of Erasmus Darwin (see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [24 March 1863] ). …

To John Lubbock   5 April [1863]

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JL’s review of Lyell’s Antiquity of man (1863) [Nat. Hist. Rev. n.s. 3 (1863): 211–19].

Owen’s review of W. B. Carpenter in Athenæum [28 Mar 1863, pp. 417–19].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  5 Apr [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 57
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4075

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  • Emma Darwin’s nephews, Laurence and Alfred Allen Wedgwood , arrived two days later when Edward Cresy also came for lunch. See also the letter from Emma Darwin to William Erasmus Darwin, [17 March 1863] , …

To Charles Lyell   [7 May 1863]

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Falconer’s letter [attacking CL, Athenæum 4 Apr 1863, pp. 459–60] is most unjust.

Regrets his letter [to Athenæum, on heterogeny] now criticised by Owen.

Comments on article by Samuel Haughton [On the form of cells made by wasps – with an appendix on the origin of species (1863)].

Mentions forthcoming reviews by Asa Gray [in Am. J. Sci.].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [7 May 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 46
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4145

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  • Wedgwood III , from 6 to 13 May 1863; the only Thursday during this period was 7 May. Josiah Wedgwood III was CD’s cousin, Emma Darwin’s brother, and the husband of CD’s sister Caroline Sarah ( Darwin pedigree ). See letter from George Maw, 25 April 1863 . …

To Asa Gray   11 May [1863]

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CD despairs when men like AG and Lyell consider themselves incapable of judging on change of species by descent.

Is confused over phyllotaxy.

Has been looking at Plantago lanceolata.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  11 May [1863]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (59)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4153

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  • letter from Asa Gray, 20 April 1863 . According to Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), the Darwins stayed at Leith Hill Place, near Dorking, Surrey, the home of Josiah Wedgwood
  • letter from Asa Gray, [10–16] June [1863] . According to Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), the Darwin family visited Hartfield Grove, Hartfield, Sussex and Leith Hill Place, near Dorking, Surrey, the homes of Charles Langton and Josiah Wedgwood

To W. E. Darwin   [25 July 1863]

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Relates events at Down;

asks WED to make some observations on Lythrum.

His present hobby-horse is tendrils.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [25 July 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 112
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4199

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  • Emma Elizabeth Wedgwood visited Down House from 25 to 28 July; they were accompanied by Eva Mackintosh , Frances Wedgwood’s niece. CD refers to his experiments on climbing plants, begun in June 1863 (see letter

To W. H. Flower   12 May [1863]

Summary

Thanks WHF for photographs [of niata ox skull]. Will tell Quatrefages de Bréau about the cast. May have the photographs copied for woodcuts to illustrate his book on variation under domestication.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Henry Flower
Date:  12 May [1863]
Classmark:  Bonhams (dealers) (13 March 2002)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4158

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  • Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), the Darwin family visited Leith Hill Place, near Dorking, Surrey, the home of Josiah Wedgwood III , from 6 to 13 May 1863. Letter

To Osbert Salvin   11 [May 1863]

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At the suggestion of J. D. Hooker CD offers his opinion on the value of a proposed collection to be made at the Galápagos. The display would not be attractive or appealing to amateurs in natural history, but the scientific value of good collections of every species would be very great if those of each island are rigorously kept separate.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Osbert Salvin
Date:  11 [May 1863]
Classmark:  Sybil Rampen (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4153A

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  • letter from Osbert Salvin, 12 May 1863 . According to Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), the Darwins stayed at Leith Hill Place, near Dorking, Surrey, the home of Josiah Wedgwood

To George Maw   12 May [1863]

Summary

Believes GM’s human bones from Gibraltar must be of very doubtful age. Lyell agrees, but feels any skull found should be forwarded to George Busk or Hugh Falconer.

Suggests GM look carefully for shells in the drift.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Maw
Date:  12 May [1863]
Classmark:  Royal Horticultural Society, Lindley Library (MAW/1/10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4157

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  • letter from George Maw, 25 April 1863 . According to Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), the Darwins were at Leith Hill Place, near Dorking, Surrey, the home of Josiah Wedgwood

To J. D. Hooker   23 April [1863]

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Grieved by Falconer’s and Prestwich’s treatment of Lyell.

Reproductive anatomy of the common ash reminds CD of JDH’s Welwitschia because of its transitional forms.

Pleased JDH encourages Oliver to do orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  23 Apr [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 191
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4122

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From Erasmus Alvey Darwin   21 [January 1863]

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Will be glad to have CD.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 [Jan 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B15–16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3399

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  • Wedgwood . Erasmus may have been sending his newspapers to his invalid cousin, James Mackintosh Wedgwood, who had left in November 1862 to spend the winter in Algiers (see the letter from Emma Darwin to William Erasmus Darwin, [13 November 1862] , in DAR 219.1: 65). The winter of 1862 to 1863  …

To W. E. Darwin   [10 May 1863]

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Thanks WED for his botanical specimens and observations.

Discusses Corydalis and the fertilisation of Fumariaceae.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [10 May 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 111
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4151

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  • letter from W.  E. Darwin, 8 May [1863] , and by the address. According to Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), the Darwins stayed at Leith Hill Place, near Dorking, Surrey, the home of Josiah Wedgwood

To W. E. Darwin   [5 May 1863]

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Discusses dimorphic plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [5 May 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 110
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4140

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  • Wedgwood III ), or to return directly to Down (see letter from Charles and Emma Darwin to W.  E.  Darwin, [4 May 1863]). …

To Thomas Rivers   [9 May 1863]

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Doubts the fruit will stick on his Chinese double peach and asks TR to send him a couple when ripe.

Would like to grow seeds of the "curious monstrosity" of a wall-flower, to see whether the monstrosity is hereditary.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Rivers
Date:  [9 May 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 84
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4150

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  • letter to Thomas Rivers, 11 January [1863] (see n.  2, below), and by the address. According to Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), the Darwins stayed at Leith Hill Place, near Dorking, Surrey, the home of Josiah Wedgwood

To J. D. Hooker   9 February [1865]

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Falconer’s death haunts him. Personal annihilation not so horrifying to him as sun cooling some day and human race ending.

His health has been wretched.

Masters has written his agreement with CD’s "Climbing plants".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  9 Feb [1865]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 260
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4769

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  • letters to J.  D.  Hooker, 14 July [1863] and [27 January 1864] ( Correspondence vols.  11 and 12). Sarah Elizabeth Wedgwood , Emma

To W. D. Fox   4 [September 1863]

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His bad health has caused him to return to Malvern.

Emma cannot find the gravestone of their child, Anne. Asks WDF whether he can remember its location.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  4 [Sept 1863]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 140)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4292

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  • 1863] . CD had left Great Malvern on 24 April 1851, before Anne’s burial, which was arranged by Frances Emma Elizabeth Wedgwood (see Correspondence vol.  5, letter

From J. D. Hooker   29 March 1864

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John Scott’s career.

Huxley’s vicious attack on anthropologists.

Critique of Joseph Prestwich’s theory of rivers.

Bitter feelings between the Hookers and the Veitch family of nurserymen.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Mar 1864
Classmark:  DAR 101: 193–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4439

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  • Wedgwood was the eldest son of Francis Wedgwood ( Emma Darwin’s brother) and a partner in the Wedgwood pottery firm ( Freeman 1978 ). Hooker, a collector of Wedgwood ware, was especially interested in medallions (see Correspondence vol.  11, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 6 January 1863 , …

To H. W. Bates   11 June [1862]

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Encloses a question [missing] concerning language [from Hensleigh Wedgwood].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Walter Bates
Date:  11 June [1862]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.284)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3596

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  • letter from H.  W.  Bates, 14 June 1862 . The enclosure has not been found. Emma Darwin’s brother, Hensleigh Wedgwood , was probably collecting material for his book on the origin of language ( Wedgwood 1866 ). Wedgwood cited Bates 1863   …

From Emma Darwin to W. E. Darwin   [28 October 1863]

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CD’s health.

Family and local news.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [28 Oct 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 219. 1: 78
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4323F

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  • Wedgwood was Emma Darwin’s sister ( Darwin pedigree ). Elizabeth Darwin was William’s sister ( Freeman 1978 ). Elizabeth may have been returning from school; she was sent away to school with Miss Buob at the beginning of the year (see letters from Emma Darwin to William Erasmus Darwin , 29 October 1862 and [15 April 1863], …

From Emily Catherine Langton to Emma and Charles Darwin   [6 and 7? January 1866]

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CL is aware that she is dying and so says her farewells.

Author:  Emily Caroline (Lena) Massingberd; Emily Caroline (Lena) Langton; Emily Caroline (Lena) Massingberd
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin; Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [6 and 7? Jan 1866]
Classmark:  V&A / Wedgwood Collection (MS W/M 202)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4968

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  • Wedgwood , known as Elizabeth, was Emma Darwin’s sister and Catherine’s cousin ( Freeman 1978 ). Catherine had been in poor health since at least the time of her marriage to Charles Langton in 1863 (see Correspondence vol.  11, letter

To H. W. Bates   3 December [1861]

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Thanks HWB for references.

Praises his paper ["Contributions to an insect fauna of the Amazon valley", read before Linnean Society, 21 Nov 1861, Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 23 (1862) : 495–566] which solves "one of the most perplexing problems which could be given to solve".

Discusses the difficulties of writing and expresses disappointment at Wallace’s book [Travels on the Amazon (1861)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Walter Bates
Date:  3 Dec [1861]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3338

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  • 1863. Henry Holland read CD’s Beagle journal in manuscript and thought that it did not merit being published separately from Robert FitzRoy’s general account of the voyage. See Correspondence vol.  1, letter to Caroline Darwin, [7 December 1836] ; see also ibid . , letters from Emma Wedgwood
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