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Papers of Horace Darwin and his descendants, [1850s - 1950s]

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 258

Scope and Contents

This class comprises papers of Horace Darwin, the youngest son of Charles and Emma Darwin, and his family. Comprises: correspondence of Horace and Ida Darwin with family members and friends, including Charles and Emma Darwin, Elizabeth 'Bessy' Darwin, George Howard Darwin, Nora Barlow, Erasmus Darwin, Henrietta Emma Litchfield and Francis Darwin; correspondence of Nora Barlow, Ruth Rees-Thomas and Frances Crofts Cornford; correspondence of members of the Farrer family (Ida Darwin's family); occasional printed matter such as obituaries, visiting cards and articles about Charles Darwin; photographs of Nora Barlow, 1901; booklet of poems by Ruth Rees-Thomas, booklet of poems by Frances Farrer, and other verses.


  • Creation: [1850s - 1950s]


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.


4 archive box(es)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Nora Barlow and Ruth Rees-Thomas in 1972.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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