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Darwin family material: correspondence, papers and reminiscences, 1854-1909

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 210

Scope and Contents

This class comprises material relating to Charles Darwin's immediate family, his wife Emma and their children. Contents include: correspondence between Charles Darwin and his son, George Howard Darwin; correspondence between Emma Darwin and her son, George Howard Darwin; papers of George Howard Darwin including 1854 diary, notebook relating to James Clerk Maxwell's lectures, notes and correspondence with other members of the Darwin family; correspondence and papers of William Erasmus Darwin; correspondence between Charles and Emma Darwin; John Murray publishers' accounts; correspondence with Anthony Rich; material relating to the death of the Darwin's daughter, Anne Elizabeth (Annie) in 1851.


  • Creation: 1854-1909


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

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.


6 archive box(es)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited on loan by George Pember Darwin in 1976; converted to a gift in 1991.

Date information


Finding aid date

2011-02-25 16:29:05+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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