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Biographical material on Charles Darwin and proof sheets of 'Orchids' second edition, 1838 - 1882

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 140

Scope and Contents

Comprises biographical material about Charles Darwin including: photographs, engravings and written sketches; newspaper cuttings; caricatures, cartoons and sketches; Darwin's personal journal or pocket diary; 'Recollections of Charles Darwin' by Francis Darwin. Together with revised first proof of the second edition of 'On the various contrivances by which orchids are fertilised by insects', corrected by Charles Darwin.


  • Creation: 1838 - 1882


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Finding aid date

2011-02-22 14:41:34+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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