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Darwin, William Erasmus, 1839-1914 (amateur geologist, and member of the Geological and Anthropological Societies)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1839 - 1914

Biography

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:

 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.
 Item

DARWIN, William Erasmus, 21 Aug. 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10286/1/23
Scope and Contents

Single letter from William Darwin to Horace Darwin dated 21 August 1910 expressing sympathy on hearing news of Ida's accident.

Dates: 21 Aug. 1910
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).
 Class

Letters from William Erasmus Darwin to Charles Darwin and other family letters from the Cornford family papers, 12 Feb 1862-28 Feb 1882

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 275
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 12 Feb 1862-28 Feb 1882
Conditions Governing Access: Transcriptions are available on Darwin Correspondence Project website to which readers can be referred in the first instance.
 File

Nora Barlow Letters: 1914, 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10286/1/8/15
Scope and Contents Contains 56 letters from Nora to Ida Darwin sent between 4 January and 22 December 1914. Amongst news of family and social engagements, the letters make reference to a visit to the Lake District in April and an account of preparations undertaken by the British government in the days leading up to and immediately following the declaration of war in August and of the general atmosphere.Includes a single letter from Ida to Nora dated 10 February in which Ida sets out her thoughts on...
Dates: 1914
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

William Darwin: Library catalogue

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8081
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1850-1914 (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).

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