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Darwin, Charles (1809-1882), naturalist and physiologist, author of theory of evolution

  • Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882
Date
1839-1882
Reference
MS.7781
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work

Description

Material formerly held in the Western Manuscripts Department's Autograph Letters Sequence.

Publication/Creation

1839-1882

Physical description

40 items

Acquisition note

Purchased from: Sotheby's, London, December 1919, April 1928, February 1930, February 1931, February 1932 and June 1934; Tregaskis, December 1927; Mrs. Barrett, London, March 1930; Puttick and Simpson, May 1930; Stevens, London, September 1930 and September 1932; Desgranges, Paris, September 1931; Glendining, London, August 1932, August 1934 and April 1935; Charavay, Paris, August 1932 and at an unknown date before 1936; probably Desgranges or Charavay, Paris, circa October 1933; Hinterberger (or possibly Heck), Vienna, August 1935. nos. 4 and 33 transferred to the Library from the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum in 1964 as part of the French Collection of books and manuscripts; no. 33 had been presented to the Museum in 1935 by Madame Delage, while the earlier provenance of no. 4 is not recorded. no. 27 possibly purchased at Sotheby's, date unknown. Provenance details of nos. 9, 18, 29 not recorded. No accession details recorded for nos. 19, 21, 28 and 39-40. (Accessions 48104, 52479, 56317, 56562, 62824, 64710, 65656, 66365, 67287, 67430, 67555, 67694, 67833, 68022, 68023, 68587, 69047, 69220, 76066, 89090, 91327, 92086 and 311223.)

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from Richard Aspin and Christopher Hilton's typescript supplement to S.A.J Moorat's Catalogue of Western Manuscripts.

Languages

  • English

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