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Down House manuscripts: correspondence, mainly from Charles Darwin, 1815 - 1882

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 261

Scope and Contents

This class comprises correspondence, mainly from Charles Darwin, to close friends and fellow scientists including William Ogle, William Carpenter, John Lubbock, John Tyndall, Andrew Crombie Ramsay and Daniel Oliver. Also included is a small collection of correspondence of the Galton family, Erasmus Galton and Emma Sophie Galton, who were half-cousins of Charles Darwin. Numbers 1, 2 and 4 are unassigned.


  • 1815 - 1882

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.


1 archive box(es)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited on loan by English Heritage (Down House) in 1995.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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