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Darwin, Erasmus Alvey, 1804-1881 (brother of naturalist Charles Darwin)



  • Existence: 1804 - 1881

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Erasmus Darwin, 1868

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10403/1/6
Scope and Contents

Reproduction photograph of Erasmus Alvey Darwin dated 1868 presented in cardboard frame.

Dates: 1868

Typescript copies of letters from Erasmus Alvey Darwin to Frances Wedgwood

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10260
Scope and Contents Typescript copies of approximately 150 letters from Erasmus Darwin, brother of Charles Robert (1809-1882), naturalist, geologist and originator of the theory of natural selection, to Frances (Fanny) Wedgwood (1800-1889), wife of Hensleigh Wedgwood (1803-1891), etymologist, philologist and barrister and cousin of Charles, including mentions of Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), historian and essayist, as well as family matters. Also included are some 'rough notes' by Leonard Darwin (son of Charles)...
Dates: 1836-1881
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