Darwin, Erasmus, 1731-1802

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Dates:
Birth 1731-12-12
Death 1802-04-18
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

Epithet: Mayor of Hull

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000131.0x000311

English poet, scientist, and physician.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Derby, to an unnamed correspondent [probably Andrew Knight], 1800 Sept. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270518285

English physician, naturalist and philosopher.

From the description of Letter, 1795, Nov. 8 : Kent, to Mr. Heath, Nottingham. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35007281

Erasmus Darwin, an English physician, poet and philosopher, had a botanical garden at Lichfield. He founded three scientific societies in the English Midlands. He wrote several philosophical works about nature, of which the best known is his poem "The Botanic Garden." He was one of the few people in the late 18th century to write about evolution; his grandson Charles Darwin's contributions to the field are better known.

From the guide to the Letter : to Dr. William Withering MS 0014., 14 May 1775, (Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections)

Erasmus Darwin was a physician, botanist, and poet, and was a grandfather of Charles Robert Darwin.

From the description of Commonplace book, ca. 1777-1929. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122608715

From the guide to the Erasmus Darwin commonplace book, ca. 1777-1929, Circa 1777-1929, (American Philosophical Society)

Erasmus Darwin, an English physician, poet and philosopher, had a botanical garden at Lichfield. He founded three scientific societies in the English Midlands. He wrote several philosophical works about nature, of which the best known is his poem The botanic garden. He was one of the few people in the late 18th century writing about evolution; his grandson Charles Darwin's contributions to the field are better known.

William Withering was a physician at the Stafford Infirmary. He was interested in chemistry and botany as well as medicine. In 1776 he published a two-volume work on native British vegetation. Darwin invited him to join the Lunar Society, the most influential of the three societies Darwin founded.

From the description of Letter : to Dr. William Withering, 14 May 1775. (Lewis & Clark Library). WorldCat record id: 36771914

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  • Scientists--Great Britain--Correspondence
  • Meteorology--Observations
  • Manuscripts--English
  • Medicine
  • Medicine--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions
  • Physicians--Correspondence
  • Books and reading--England--History - 18th century--Sources
  • Steam engines--Patents
  • Manuscripts, Medical
  • Disease
  • Scientists--Correspondence

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  • Great Britain - Intellectual life - 18th century - Sources. (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire (as recorded)
  • Devizes, Wiltshire (as recorded)
  • Gloucester, Gloucesterhire (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Bristol, Gloucestershire (as recorded)
  • Weymouth, Dorset (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Gravesend, Kent (as recorded)
  • York, Yorkshire (as recorded)