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Henry Holland and his wife, the Lyells, Thomas and Jane Carlyle, the mathematician Charles Babbage (known in the family as Baggage), Professor Richard Owen of the Royal College of Surgeons and Harriet Martineau the writer. Charles and Emma went together to the Zoological Gardens, to Handel’s Messiah and Bellini’s La Sonnambula. They sampled sermons at a number of churches, and attended the Unitarian Chapel in Little Portland Street, another new “Greek” building, where Hensleigh and Fanny Wedgwood worshipped.

Litchfield. Writer of Emma Darwin: A Century of Family Letters. Horace (1851-1928)—Charles and Emma’s fifth son. Designer of scientific instruments. Leonard (1850-1943)—Charles and Emma’s fourth son. Soldier and MP. Margaret (1890-1974)—George’s younger daughter, Charles and Emma’s granddaughter. Married Geoffrey Keynes. Robert (1766-1848)—Charles’s father. Physician in Shrewsbury. Susan (1803-66)—Charles’s elder sister. Unmarried. Lived at the family home in Shrewsbury until her death. William (Willy) (1839-1914)—Charles and Emma’s eldest son.

But the wailing whistle and patients’ cries were some way away. Charles found the stillness in his new study a welcome contrast to the many noises he had had to put up with in Great Marlborough Street. ” Two days after Charles and Emma’s wedding, his elder sister Caroline lost her six-week-old baby. ” Caroline’s husband Josiah Wedgwood III was now running the factory for his father with some reluctance. ” In April, Emma found that she was pregnant. ” She and Charles were living a full life, visiting and receiving many friends including their cousin Dr.

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