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From Caroline Darwin   [22 March 1826]

Summary

Tells of gay times with guests.

Author:  Caroline Sarah Darwin; Caroline Sarah Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [22 Mar 1826]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-28

From Susan Darwin   [27 March 1826]

Summary

Writes of Papa’s disapproval of CD’s practice of picking and choosing only lectures he likes to attend and of his early return home.

News of Erasmus, who is visiting sick poor people in the neighbourhood. Other Shrewsbury news.

Author:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [27 Mar 1826]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-29

To Caroline Darwin   8 April [1826]

Summary

CD is studying the Bible, likes the gospels best.

Glad he stayed for T. C. Hope’s lectures on electricity.

Is running short of funds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah Darwin; Caroline Sarah Wedgwood
Date:  8 Apr [1826]
Classmark:  Copy
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-30

From Catherine & Caroline Darwin   11 April [1826]

Summary

Family and Shrewsbury news. Visits of relatives and friends.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton; Caroline Sarah Darwin; Caroline Sarah Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Apr [1826]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-31

From John Price   [July 1826]

Summary

Tells CD he is recovering from the illness with which he was afflicted when CD visited.

Author:  John Price
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [July 1826]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-32

From James Farley Turner   [28 July 1826]

Summary

Is coming to Shrewsbury. Finds little to do but hunt rabbits. Has heard from Nathan Hubbersty and Frederick Watkins.

Author:  James Farley Turner
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [28 July 1826]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 187
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-33

From E. A. Darwin   [29 September 1826]

Summary

Describes the lectures at medical school in London.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [29 Sept 1826]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-34

From E. A. Darwin   10 October [1826]

Summary

Medical studies in London. Compares lectures and students at London and Edinburgh. Comments on the cost of dissection.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Oct [1826]
Classmark:  AL
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-35

From Sarah Harriet Owen   31 [December 1827]

Summary

They have been having a very gay time. Tells of "Redcoats & Shootables" and several mutual friends.

Author:  Sarah Harriet Mostyn Owen; Sarah Harriet Williams; Sarah Harriet Haliburton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 [Dec 1827]
Classmark:  Incomplete
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-36

From Fanny Owen   [January 1828]

Summary

Surprised to hear from Sarah [Owen] that CD has decided to become a D.D., not an M.D.

She has been to a ball or a party almost every night.

Author:  Fanny Myddelton Biddulph
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Jan 1828]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-37

From Fanny Owen   [late January 1828]

Summary

Tells him the Woodhouse family will set forth for return home.

Reports on activities in Brighton.

Author:  Fanny Myddelton Biddulph
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [late Jan 1828]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 43
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-38

From Sarah Owen   18 February [1828]

Summary

Writes of the last part of their lively stay at Brighton and three days in London.

None of CD’s sisters can come to enliven the "truly awful" tranquillity at the Forest [Woodhouse].

Author:  Sarah Harriet Mostyn Owen; Sarah Harriet Williams; Sarah Harriet Haliburton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Feb [1828]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 59
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-39

From Fanny Owen    [9 March 1828]

Summary

Went recently to Tommy Hunt’s festivities before Lloyd Kenyon joined his regiment.

Hopes Caroline and Catherine Darwin will visit in a week.

Author:  Fanny Myddelton Biddulph
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [9 Mar 1828]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 44
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-40

From Sarah Owen    30 March [1828]

Summary

Caroline and Catherine Darwin were at the Forest a few days last week and Susan Darwin comes the next day. Mentions other relatives, friends, and acquaintances.

Author:  Sarah Harriet Mostyn Owen; Sarah Harriet Williams; Sarah Harriet Haliburton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Mar [1828]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-41

To William Darwin Fox   12 [June 1828]

Summary

Account of insects he has collected, with figures drawn by sister.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  12 [June 1828]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-42

To W. D. Fox    [30 June 1828]

Summary

Mainly concerned with entomological specimens CD has recently captured. Three figures of beetles are included.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [30 June 1828]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-43

From Fanny Owen   [July? 1828]

Summary

Is eager to know all that goes on at the Forest [Woodhouse], Bliss Castle [Maer], and Darwin Hall [The Mount].

Author:  Fanny Myddelton Biddulph
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [July? 1828]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 45
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-44

To W. D. Fox    [29 July 1828]

Summary

CD on a reading party at Barmouth, Wales;

difficulty with mathematics.

Reports on his entomological collecting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [29 July 1828]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-45

To Charles Thomas Whitley    [10 August 1828]

Summary

His idle life and the pleasures of Barmouth: "my reading [in mathematics] is a failure"; "Beettle hunting … is my proper sphere".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Thomas Whitley
Date:  [10 Aug 1828]
Classmark:  Shrewsbury School, Taylor Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-45A

To W. D. Fox    [19 August 1828]

Summary

Accepts invitation to a Music Meeting at Osmaston, Derbyshire.

Entomological news and queries.

Has taken up angling.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [19 Aug 1828]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-46
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