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Letters from William Erasmus Darwin to Charles Darwin and other family letters from the Cornford family papers, 12 Feb 1862-28 Feb 1882

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 275

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.


  • Creation: 12 Feb 1862-28 Feb 1882


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)


Date order.

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.


Transcriptions available online at Darwin Correspondence Project

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
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Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom