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Correspondence and related papers of Charles Darwin's immediate family and descendants, 1852 - 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 219

Scope and Contents

The class comprises correspondence and papers of Charles Darwin's wife, Emma Darwin, and their children, William, George, Leonard and Henrietta, as well as a collection of family photographs from 1817 through to the 20th century. Contents: correspondence of Emma Darwin; correspondence and papers of William Erasmus Darwin; correspondence of George Howard Darwin and his wife, Maud Darwin; correspondence of Leonard Darwin; correspondence of Henrietta Emma Litchfield and Albert Venn Dicey; other correspondence of Henrietta Emma Litchfield; Darwin family photographs.


  • Creation: 1852 - 1960


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.


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Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

DAR 219 contains items from a number of different sources. Some were presented by Lady G.G. Atkins in 1987 some by Mrs Sophie Gurney in 1981, and some by Ursula Vaughan Williams.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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