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Darwin, Charles Robert (1809-1882), naturalist

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Surname: Darwin
Forenames: Charles Robert
Gender: Male
Date: 1809-1882
History: Naturalist, who laid the foundations of the theory of evolution. Born on 12 February 1809 in Shrewsbury. In 1831, he joined a five year scientific expedition on the survey ship HMS Beagle. On his return to England in 1836, he proposed a theory of evolution occurring by the process of natural selection; he worked on his theory for 20 years and in 1859 he published 'On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection'. Darwin died on 19 April 1882 and was buried in Westminster Abbey, London.
Biography: ODNB link for Darwin, Charles Robert (1809-1882), naturalist
References: DNB; NCA Rules
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P276194 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P151142 )
Online related resources Bibliography of British and Irish History link for Charles Robert Darwin
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
From 2009: Darwin 200 Website
The National Archives, Kew
2
1825-82: corresp and papers
Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
NRA 11458 Darwin

See HMC MS papers of British scientists 1600-1940, 1982
3
1831-36: corresp and papers
Collection held privately: enquiries to Royal College of Surgeons of England
NRA 22849 Darwin
4
1837-82: letter book
Natural History Museum Library and Archives
NRA 39164
5
corresp and notebooks (copies) incl journal of a voyage in HMS Beagle
Natural History Museum Library and Archives
See Catalogue of MSS...Natural History Museum (1995)
6
1860-82: letters (36) to Henry Walter Bates
Case Western Reserve University Library
7
1837-77: letters (30) to Leonard Blomefield
Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution
NRA 41808 Blomefield
8
corresp with Sir John Burdon-Sanderson (38 items)
University of British Columbia: Woodward Biomedical Library
See Union list of MSS in Canadian repositories, suppl 1979-80
9
1868-81: letters (41) to Lord Farrer
Linnean Society of London
10
c1850: letters (16) to Robert Fitch
Norwich Castle Museum
NRA 9528
11
letters to Sir WH Flower
John Innes Foundation Historical Collections
NRA 949 Innes
12
1828-78: letters (155) to William Darwin Fox
Cambridge University: Christ's College Library
13
letters (44) to Sir Francis Galton
London University: University College London (UCL) Special Collections
NRA 19968 Galton
14
1860-62: letters to George Gordon
Elgin Museum
NRA 22745 Gordon
15
1855-81: letters (155) to Asa Gray
Harvard University: Arnold Arboretum
See Hamer, Archives and MSS in USA 1961
16
1860-81: letters (30) to Albert Gunther
Shrewsbury School Library
17
1849-54: letters (12) to Albany Hancock
New York Botanical Garden Library
18
1831-37: corresp with John Henslow
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Library and Archives
NRA 25004

See Bridson, Natural history MS resources 1980
19
1843-66: corresp with Sir Joseph Hooker (3 vols)
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Library and Archives
NRA 25004

See Bridson, Natural history MS resources 1980
20
1851-82: letters (176) to Thomas Huxley
Imperial College Archives and Corporate Records Unit
NRA 8194 Huxley
21
1846-81: letters (27) to JB Innes
Case Western Reserve University Library
22
1858-82: letters (46) to Ernest Krause
Huntington Library
See NUC MS 61-2466
23
1846-56: letters (11) to Sir John Lubbock
Royal Society
24
1837-74: letters (c450) to Sir Charles Lyell
American Philosophical Society Library
NRA 9728 American Philosophic
25
c1833-82: corresp, mainly with Ralph Meldola (some copies)
Oxford University: Museum of Natural History
NRA 42507 Oxford
26
1859-78: letters (copies) to Andrew Murray
Natural History Museum Library and Archives
See Catalogue of MSS... Natural History Museum (1995)
27
1863-77: letters (11) to Alfred Newton
Cambridge University: Department of Zoology Balfour and Newton Libraries
28
1839-60: letters (11) to John Phillips
Oxford University: Museum of Natural History
NRA 42482
29
1874-82: letters (87) to George Romanes
American Philosophical Society Library
NRA 9728 American Philosophic
30
1839-74: letters (13) to Royal Geographical Society
Royal Geographical Society
31
1868-71: letters (copies) to Osbert Salvin
Natural History Museum Library and Archives
See Catalogue of MSS... Natural History Museum (1995)
32
1860-62: letters (15, copies) to Philip Sclater
British Library, Manuscript Collections
33
letters (22) to Richard Strachey
British Library, Manuscript Collections
34
1855-81: corresp with W Tegetmeier
New York Botanical Garden Library
35
1873-81: letters to Sir William Thiselton-Dyer
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Library and Archives
NRA 25004

See Bridson, Natural history MS resources 1980
36
1863-71: letters to Roland Trimen and related papers
Royal Entomological Society
See Berit Pedersen, Guide to the Archives of the Royal Entomological Society (2002)
37
letters (35) to John Tyndall
Royal Institution of Great Britain
NRA 9522
38
1857-81: corresp with Alfred Russel Wallace
British Library, Manuscript Collections
39
1846-62: estate corresp
Lincolnshire Archives
NRA 18982 Higgins
40
c1870-82: letters (73)
Huntington Library
See Guide to literary MSS 1979
41
1857-81: letters (23)
Linnean Society of London
42
1837-1913: letters (150) to and from associates, incl Browne, Hooker, Huxley and Lyell
Natural History Museum Library and Archives
See Annual Return 2006
43
1837-1913: autograph letters (150) to and from Charles Darwin and his associates, including Browne, Hooker, Huxley, Lyell
Natural History Museum Library and Archives
See Annual Return 2006

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