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Diplomas presented to Charles Darwin and related correspondence, 1857 - 1881

 Multiple volumes
Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 229-230

Scope and Contents

Comprises awards conferring honorary membership of various British and foreign societies, various honorary MDs and a honorary LLD from the University of Cambridge, and other accolades, presented to Charles Darwin during his lifetime, with the correspondence relating to the presentation of these awards.


  • Creation: 1857 - 1881


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Language of Materials



The items in these two classes were arranged chronologically and assigned a running number, 1-83. Subsequently, the material was intellectually separated into two classes with DAR 229 for diplomas presented to Darwin and DAR 230 for correspondence relating to the presentation of the diplomas. The original running number and chronological arrangement was retained.
MS DAR 229 comprises the following items: 1-3, 5-8, 10, 13-15, 17-25, 27, 29-36, 38-43, 45-46, 48-50, 53-54, 56, 59, 61, 64, 66-67, 70-72, 74, 75-76, 79-82.
MS DAR 230 comprises the following items: 4, 9, 9A, 11-12, 16, 19A, 26, 28, 37, 44, 47, 51-52, 55, 57-58, 60, 62-63, 65, 68-69, 73, 74, 77-78, 83.
Item 74 appears in both classes. This item comprises one piece of paper. MS DAR 229:74 has been assigned to the recto and MS DAR 230:74 to the verso.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented to Cambridge University Library by Sir Hedley Atkins.

Finding aid date

2011-02-25 17:11:48+00:00

Repository Details

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