Letters from William Erasmus Darwin to Charles Darwin and other family letters from the Cornford family papers, 12 Feb 1862-28 Feb 1882
Scope and Contents
115 letters primarily from William Erasmus Darwin to his father, Charles Darwin. Also includes letters from Henrietta Emma Darwin and letters to Emma Darwin.
Many of the letters are annotated WED by a later hand.
- 12 Feb 1862-28 Feb 1882
- Darwin, William Erasmus, 1839-1914 (amateur geologist, and member of the Geological and Anthropological Societies) (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Transcriptions are available on Darwin Correspondence Project website to which readers can be referred in the first instance.
1 archive box(es) (115 letters in 1 box)
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
There are small holes and tears to many of the letters, which appear to have been pinned. There is foxing and fading to a small number of letters. Some letters are marked with small black dots, possibly from ink spattering.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Loaned to the Darwin Correspondence Project by Jane Firmin representing the Cornford family, 9 October 2014.