Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Darwin Papers from Cambride University

The collection of Charles Darwin's papers at the University Library originates in the work of his son Francis, who published two editions of his father's letters, in 1887 and 1903.  For these editions he collected as many of Charles's letters and papers as possible, which remained in the family after Francis died.  In 1942 the Pilgrim Trust and the Darwin family gave most of these papers to the University Library, another portion being given to the museum recently established at Down House.


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