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Darwin, Florence Henrietta, 1864-1920 (née Fisher, wife of Frederic William Maitland and Sir Francis Darwin)



Florence Henrietta Fisher was born in Kensington, London on 31 January 1864, the daughter of Herbert William Fisher (1826–1903), historian, and his wife Mary Louisa Jackson (1841–1916). Florence married Frederic William Maitland (1850–1906), jurist and historian, in 1886 and they had two daughters, Ermengard (1887-1968) and Fredegond (1889-1949). She married for a second time on 3 March 1913, becoming the third wife of Sir Francis Darwin (1848-1925), botanist. Florence died on 5 March 1920 and is buried at the Parish of the Ascension Burial Ground in Cambridge. Florence was the author of 'Six Plays' and a novel 'The Green Broom' which were posthumously published in 1921 and 1923 respectively.

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MAITLAND, Florence, 24 Jan. 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10286/1/50
Scope and Contents

Single letter from Florence Maitland to Ida Darwin dated 24 January 1913 revealing that she has had a discussion with her younger daughter Fredegond Cecily and resolved difficulties over Florence's desire to marry Francis Darwin. The two were subsequently married a few weeks later on 3 March.

Dates: 24 Jan. 1913
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