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Emma Darwin, Wife of Charles Darwin

Emma Darwin, Wife of Charles Darwin
A Century of Family Letters
2 Volume Paperback Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Darwin, Evolution and Genetics

  • Date Published: May 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108011754

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  • This remarkable collection of private correspondence between Emma Darwin and members of her family, first published in 1904, provides the reader with an enjoyable and informative account of prosperous middle-class life in the Victorian period, as well as a picture of an amusing, educated, and caring woman. Emma Darwin (1808–1896) was especially remembered for her patience and fortitude in dealing with her husband's long term illness, which became apparent shortly after their marriage. In nursing and humouring Charles through his many ups and downs, she was a crucial factor in her husband's scientific accomplishments. She was responsible for bringing up their large family, running their household, and hosting visits from relatives and scientists. These two volumes, edited by her daughter Henrietta, are organised chronologically, and include delightful illustrations from the family archives.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2010
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108011754
    • dimensions: 325 x 250 x 68 mm
    • weight: 1.67kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume I: Preface
    1. 1792–1800
    2. 1804–1807
    3. 1813–1844
    4. Maer
    5. 1814–1815
    6. 1815–1816
    7. 1816
    8. 1817
    9. 1818
    10. 1819
    11. Fanny and Emma Wedgwood
    12. 1823–1824
    13. 1824–1826
    14. 1826–1827
    15. 1827–1830
    16. 1830–1831
    17. 1831–1832
    18. 1832–1834
    19. 1835–1837
    20. 1837–1838
    21. 1838–1839
    22. 1839. Volume II:
    1. Characteristics of Emma Darwin
    2. 1840–1842
    3. 1842
    4. Down
    5. 1843–1845
    6. 1846
    7. 1847–1848
    8. 1849–1851
    9. 1851
    10. 1851–1853
    11. 1853–1859
    12. 1860–1869
    13. 1870–1871
    14. 1872–1876
    15. 1876–1880
    16. 1880–1882
    17. 1882–1884
    18. 1885–1888
    19. 1888–1891
    20. 1892–1895
    21. 1896

  • Editor

    H. E. Litchfield

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