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Darwin, Emma Nora, 1885-1989 (Lady Barlow and writer)



Emma Nora Darwin (1885-1989), daughter of Sir Horace Darwin and granddaughter of Charles Darwin. She studied botany and genetics at Cambridge under F. F. Blackman and W. Bateson, 1904-10, and married Sir James Alan Barlow (1881-1968) in 1911. She wrote and edited books on Charles Darwin.

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Papers of Nora Barlow

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8904
Scope and Contents Comprises: [1] Family correspondence; correspondence with her cousin, Gwen Raverat (née Darwin), 1903-50, her sons, Andrew Dalmahoy Barlow, Erasmus Darwin Barlow and Horace Basil Barlow, her daughter, Hilda Horatia Barlow and other members of the Barlow and Darwin familites; and general correspondence. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically and chronologically, with little detail about the content or subject-matter of the letters. [2] Early genetics research: notebooks,...
Dates: 1840-1970 (Circa)
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