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G.H. Darwin: Diary of journey to South Africa with the British Association

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8166

Scope and Contents

A typescript diary of a Darwin's visit to South Africa with the British Association, 62 pages, with inserted items, including newscuttings, letters, menus, programmes and photographs. At the front of the volume is a photograph of the party, including Darwin and his wife, leaving Southampton on the Saxon. At the back of the volume is a certificate of the honorary degree of Doctor of Science presented to Darwin by the University of the Cape of Good Hope.


  • 1905


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Sir Geoffrey Keynes, 1977.

Related Materials

Cambridge University Library holds other papers relating to George Howard Darwin as GBR/0012/MSS.Add.5749, 5750, 7045, 7046 and 7909. A photograph album relating to the journey to South Africa with the British Association in 1905 is held as GBR/0012/MS Add.10457.

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