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Down House manuscripts: Darwin biographical material and correspondence

 Class
Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 262

Scope and Contents

This class comprises assorted biographical material relating to Charles Darwin and his wider family including: material relating to the poetry of Erasmus Darwin; the marriage of Mary Anne Galton; Charles Darwin's funeral; Darwin family accounts; printed articles and newspaper cuttings on Charles Darwin; material relating to the Darwin centenary and the Darwin memorial statute at the British Museum; notes on Darwin family genealogy. There are also some copies of correspondence between Charles Darwin and his contemporaries with whom he collaborated or co-authored papers. Parts 1, 16-17, 24 and 26 are unassigned.

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.

Extent

1 archive box(es)

Language of Materials

English

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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