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Darwin, Sir George Howard, 1845-1912 (Knight, mathematician and geophysicist)

 Person

Biography

Sir George Howard Darwin (1845-1912), mathematician and astronomer, was the son of Charles Darwin. He was educated at Clapham Grammar School and Trinity College Cambridge (B.A., 1868). He was a fellow of Trinity, 1868-1878, and Plumian professor of astronomy and experimental philosophy at Cambridge, 1883-1912. Darwin concentrated on the study of the earth in his early work, before examining the earth-moon system and the influence of the tides. He became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1879. His collected works were published in 1907-1911.

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

Correspondence and minutes of Henry Jackson concerning the teaching of Greek at Cambridge

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5958.22
Scope and Contents

This group of papers concerns one stage in the long campaign to relax the hold of compulsory Greek on the University's curriculum and examinations, culminating in the publication of two reports by the Studies and Examinations Syndicate in 1904 and 1906.

Dates: 22 Dec. 1902-11 July 1903
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Darwin Archive

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR
Scope and Contents The Darwin archive comprises the personal and scientific working papers of Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882), together with correspondence and papers of many members of the wider Darwin family. Darwin’s scientific papers include his significant corpus of work on species, evolution and natural selection, and papers relating to the voyage of HMS Beagle, 1831-6. This material consists of: experimental and theoretical notebooks; draft essays; loose notes and scraps of notes, generally...
Dates: [1662- 1980s], bulk 19th century
Conditions Governing Access: Some material in the Darwin archive is not available because it is unfit for production and access to some very fragile material may only be possible with support from specialist conservation staff. Please see descriptions for further details.
 Fonds

George Howard Darwin: Papers on Middleton's submarine

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7909
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and specifications for patents.

Dates: 1887-1910 (circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

George Howard Darwin: University of Cambridge annotated examination papers and problem answers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10241
Scope and Contents

Problem Papers including one bundle 'Mr Routh's Problem Papers October-December 1864' and some pages have 'Darwin' written top right. They are arranged roughly in an alphabetic series of double letters AA-ZZ (some missing) corresponding to Problem Papers.

Dates: 1864
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

G.H. Darwin: Diary of journey to South Africa with British Association

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8166
Scope and Contents

A typescript diary of a Darwin's visit to South Africa with the British Association, 62 pages, with inserted items, including newscuttings, letters, menus, programmes and photographs. At the front of the volume is a photograph of the party, including Darwin and his wife, leaving Southampton on the Saxon. At the back of the volume is a certificate of the honorary degree of Doctor of Science presented to Darwin by the University of the Cape of Good Hope.

Dates: 1905
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Latimer Neville: Scrapbook on Cambridge University Elections

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9237
Scope and Contents Scrapbook on the elections of University M.P.s, the Chancellor and the High Steward. "Previous proceedings and correspondence are in another book", not preserved with this scrapbook. The volume contains letters, flysheets, pamphlets and additional papers relating to the selection of the Conservative candidate H. Cecil Raikes for the University, 1882 (pp.1-47,186-187); the formation of the Cambridge Conservative Association, 1891 (with letters from G.H. Darwin, G.F. Browne and J.H. Gray)...
Dates: 1880-1900 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Letter from John F.L.P. Maclear (1838-1907) to Sir George Darwin, 27 Nov. 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8781/345
Scope and Contents

He sends a list of high water at all places in the North Polar basin; also Admiralty tide tables for the Arctic

Dates: 27 Nov. 1905
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Letter from Sir George Darwin, 10 Mar. 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8990/154
Scope and Contents

Declining invitation

Dates: 10 Mar. 1912
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Memorial to the Vice Chancellor, 16 June 1892

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5944/36/3
Scope and Contents Signed by J.D. Duff, J.C. Saunders, A.T. Lyttelton, C.V. Stanford, J.W. Clark, G.W. Prothero, Arthur Tilley, F.W. Maitland, Alex. Hill, J.A. Ewing, W.J. Lewin, Arthur E. Shipley, E.S. Roberts, John B. Lock, William Raynes, W.L. Mollison, Henry Henn, W. Aldis Wright, W. Headlam, R.A. Neil, E.T.S. Carr, J.H. Middleton, W.E. Heitland, F. Pattrick, E.W. Thompson, S.G. Phear, R. Burn, W.S. Hadley, J. Hamblin Smith, W.M. Fawcett, Herbert E. Ryle, W.H. Macaulay, S.F. Harmer, Laurence Humphry, H.R....
Dates: 16 June 1892
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Notes from Dr E.J. Routh's lectures

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7045-7046
Scope and Contents

Notes on science and mathematics in two volumes.

Dates: 1864-1867
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Sir George Darwin: Correspondence and papers relating to marriage of daughter Gwen to Jacques Raverat

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9268
Scope and Contents

Correspondence between Sir George Darwin and solicitors E.F. Turner and Sons about Gwen Raverat's marriage settlement (1911); solicitors' detailed accounts, 1911-17; and correspondence between E.F. Turner and Sons and French solicitors about the preparation of Gwen Raverat's will (1917).

Dates: 3 Mar. 1911-17 Oct. 1917
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Sir George Darwin: Correspondence to Rado Kövesligethy, 1902-1976

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8812/87-91
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

Dates: 1902-1976
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Sir George Howard Darwin: Letter to B.E. Hammond, 1886

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/339
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

Dates: 1886
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Sir George Howard Darwin: Notes on Séances, 1874-1963

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS SPR/14
Scope and Contents

Séance accounts (1870s) and later letters (1963)

Dates: 1874-1963
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Sir George Howard Darwin: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5749-5750
Scope and Contents

Papers and correspondence on tides.

Dates: 1882-1895
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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