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Down House manuscripts

 Multiple volumes
Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 261-265

Scope and Contents

The Down House manuscripts comprise further correspondence of Charles Darwin with his close friends and contemporary scientists, and assorted biographical material relating to Darwin and his wider family, in particular papers of the Galton family (half-cousins of Charles Darwin who shared a common grandfather in Erasmus Darwin).

Conditions Governing Access

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)

1 volume(s)

2 folder(s)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Down House manuscripts (DAR 261-265, and DAR 223) were deposited from Down House on loan at Cambridge University Library in October 1995 by English Heritage.

Finding aid date

2014-07-09 08:09:45+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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