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Correspondence and other papers of George Howard Darwin, and family, bulk: 1880 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 251

Scope and Contents

Papers relating to George Howard Darwin, son of Charles and Emma Darwin, and his immediate family. Comprises: letters from Maud Darwin to members of the DuPuy family and to her husband, George Howard Darwin; letters from Emma Darwin to her son and daughter-in-law; letters of Henrietta Emma Litchfield to her brother, George Howard Darwin, and other close family members; letters to George Howard Darwin from Marlborough James Berry, Charles Davison, Ernest Brown, James Ireland Craig, Samuel Stricker Hough, Karl Pearson, John Murray, William Erasmus Darwin and many others. Together with printed matter relating to the 1905 tour by the British Association to Southern Africa, caricatures or cartoons of Charles Darwin, material relating to Charles Darwin's funeral and to the 1909 anniversary celebration events, and various articles and abstracts. There are well over 4000 letters in this class.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1880 - 1930


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.


18 archive box(es)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

On permanent deposit from Sir Geoffrey Keynes.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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