Darwin, William Erasmus, 1839-1914 (amateur geologist, and member of the Geological and Anthropological Societies)
- Existence: 1839 - 1914
William Erasmus Darwin (1839-1914) was born on 27 December 1839, the son of the naturalist Charles Darwin. He was educated at Rugby before entering Christ's College, Cambridge, in 1858 (B.A., 1862; M.A., 1889), and was admitted to Lincoln's Inn in 1861. Darwin was Director of Grant and Maddison's Union Banking Co., Southampton, 1888-1903, and Chairman of the Southampton Water Company. He was an amateur geologist, and member of the Geological and Anthropological Societies. He died at Sedbergh, Yorkshire, on 8 September 1914.
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Single letter from William Darwin to Horace Darwin dated 21 August 1910 expressing sympathy on hearing news of Ida's accident.
Letters from William Erasmus Darwin to Charles Darwin and other family letters from the Cornford family papers, 12 Feb 1862-28 Feb 1882
115 letters primarily from William Erasmus Darwin to his father, Charles Darwin. Also includes letters from Henrietta Emma Darwin and letters to Emma Darwin.
Many of the letters are annotated WED by a later hand.
A catalogue of the library of William Darwin covering two hundred and eleven pages of the volume, the rest of which is unused. The entries are arranged alphabetically, and most include a letter indicating where the work was located. There is a location key at the end of the volume.