Skip to main content

Cambridge University Libraries are providing a blend of online and controlled in-person services. Please see our website for more details.

Papers of Nora Barlow

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8904

Scope and Contents

[1] Family correspondence; correspondence with Gwen Raverat (née Darwin), 1903-50; and general correspondence, alphabetically arranged. [2] Early genetics research: notebooks, sketches and publications; unpublished notes, essays, lectures, and sketches; and publications notes, drafts, and proofs, 1920-70. [3] Relations with the Bateson family. [4] Photographs of Nora Barlow, homes and family; Farrers and Erskines, 1840s-; Darwins and Batesons, 1880s-; and miscellaneous, cousins, and friends. [5] Publications: journal articles and cuttings, and books annotated with Nora Barlow's notes (mostly on Darwin and related subjects). [6] Diaries; sketch books and travel notes; and acquisitions of Darwin material by Cambridge University Library.


  • 1840-1970 (Circa)


Conditions Governing Access

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


c. 35 archive box(es) (c. 35 boxes)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

A full catalogue of the papers can be found online at:

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited on permanent loan, 1989
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.