RECORD: Wedgwood, Caroline Sarah. 1885.12.15. [Recollections of Darwin's childhood.] CUL-DAR112.A117 (Darwin Online,

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker 8.2008. RN2

NOTE: Manuscript on 1 leaf, 2 pages.

Reproduced with the permission of the Syndics of Cambridge University Library. With thanks to Peter Lucas.


Extract of letter from Mrs Wedgwood
Dec 15, 1885

I see from the Journal that Charles's recollection of his childhood was wrong. Instead of being "a naughty boy" he was particularly affectionate, tractable & sweet tempered, & my father had the highest opinion of his understanding & intelligence. My father was very fond of him & even when he was a little boy of 6 or 7, however


bustled & overtired, often had C. with him when dressing, to teach him some little thing such as the almanack - & C. used to be so eager to be down in time. C. does not seem to have known half how much my father loved him.

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