Thursday, February 17, 2011
Charles Darwin image from American Heritage Archives
With all the recent publicity on all things Darwin, I somehow missed a real treat. Click the title of this post to discover a great website, by and about the beautiful Emma Darwin, a young mother, successful author, and great great grand-daughter of Charles & Emma Wedgwood Darwin. She is a beautiful girl, and her story and stories are worth investigating. Her two historical novels sound thrilling, I think I'll check them both out. It's a very well done website cum blog so I think a lot of us Wedgwoodians will enjoy it! The caption that goes with this photo found at American Heritage Archives reads: "'He is the most transparent man I ever saw,' said Emma Wedgwood of the cousin she was to marry. Water colors painted in 1840 by the popular portraitist George Richmond show how alike Emma and Charles were in looks. Their similarity in temperament made their marriage a most happy one." Credit: Courtesy of George P. Darwin and the Royal College of Surgeons.