RECORD: Darwin, Anne E. (Annie). 1851. Letters to Greta and Katherine Euphemia (Effie) Wedgwood. n.d. CUL-DAR210.13.1. Edited by John van Wyhe (Darwin Online, http://darwin-online.org.uk/)

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Christine Chua and edited by John van Wyhe 2.2020. RN1

NOTE: Reproduced with permission of the Syndics of Cambridge University Library and William Huxley Darwin.

Introduction by Christine Chua:

Emma Darwin recorded in her diary "Children rode pony" on 11 February 1851. She also recorded "went to Leith Hill Pl. with Ch 3 eldest & baby Lenny" on 10 August 1850. Darwin's personal journal also recorded they visited from 10-16 August.


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Letters of Annie to Greta & Effie

Charles Darwin Esqre

Down Bromley Kent

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My dear Greta.

We have got a new pony, it is rather a little one. I think your donkey sounds a very nice one. I should like to see your little white guinea fowl.

Are all the little turkeys sold.

On Sunday it was raining dreadfully, and the pit in the sand

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walk was full of water. Is your swing taken down ours has been taken down a long while. Have the calfs grown much bigger since I was at Leith Hill? I suppose they have. Goodbye

I remain your affect D A

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My dear Effie,

As you were so kind to send me a beautiful present of a picture Frank and I think we ought to write you a letter of thanks and to congratulate you on being

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at such a sweet place as Sand. Few figs, as [Every] was -gate seems to be. I hear you regretting all the way are going to the [illeg] he had forgotten his Aldersons this evening and suck's. I am very glad my dear Effie you do very I hope you took Molly

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a few lessons cos all the babies here now think they are great nonsense. And I am sure you think so too, so with love to Dot and all goodbye your affect cousins

Annie and Frank.


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