Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10393
Contemporary calf binding. Large quarto. The perpetual diary contains annual, single line entries for each day of the year. Written in ink with some pencil entries, in three different hands. Robert Waring Darwin (1766-1848), doctor and father of the naturalist Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882) purchased the land in 1796 and built the Mount around 1800. It was a large house and gardens overlooking the banks of the River Severn. Robert Darwin initiated the diary on 1 September 1838 and...
1838 - 1865