Darwin, Erasmus, 1731-1802

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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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creatorOf Letter : to Dr. William Withering MS 0014., 14 May 1775 Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Hortus Siccus, 18th century Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn Edward Dorn Papers., undated, 1956-1993. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
referencedIn Duke, Edith Slaughter, 1863-1921. Papers of the Duke family of Charlottesville, Va., and the related Slaughter family of Lynchburg, Va. 1764-1983, bulk 1845-1983. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Beddoes, Thomas, 1760-1808. Letters : 1802. Yale University, Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library
creatorOf Darwin, Erasmus, 1731-1802. [Letter], [17]82 Mar. 17, Radburn [to] Sir Joseph Banks, Soho Square, London / E. Darwin. American Museum of Natural History
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referencedIn Darwin, George Howard, Sir, 1845-1912. Letters, 1834-1881. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Darwin, Erasmus, 1731-1802. Letter : to Dr. William Withering, 14 May 1775. Mount Holyoke College, Williston & Miles-Smith Library
referencedIn Brief literary manuscripts collection, 1783-1949. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Seward, Anna, 1742-1809,. Autograph letter signed from Anna Seward, Lichfield, to Adam Walker, London [manuscript], 1784 January 21. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn French, Robert Nicholas. Verses, 1803. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Darwin, Erasmus, 1731-1802. Letter, 1795, Nov. 8 : Kent, to Mr. Heath, Nottingham. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
creatorOf Darwin, Erasmus, 1731-1802. Commonplace book, ca. 1777-1929. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Darwin, Erasmus, 1731-1802. [List of plant names] : autograph manuscript : [n.p., n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1668-1983, Bulk, 1750-1850, 1668-1983 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Alison, Archibald, 1757-1839,. Papers pertaining to Charles Darwin and evolution, 1771-1821. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Alison, Archibald, 1757-1839. Papers pertaining to Charles Darwin and evolution [manuscript], 1771-1921. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Letters of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., collected and edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1413-1900 (inclusive), 1775-1839 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Darwin, Erasmus, 1731-1802. [Letter] 1777, Apr. 20 [to] Thos. Astle, Esq., Treasury / E. Darwin. American Museum of Natural History
creatorOf Erasmus Darwin commonplace book, ca. 1777-1929, Circa 1777-1929 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Scientists Collection, 1563-1973 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn An Annotated Calendar of the Letters of Charles Darwin in the Library of the American Philosophical Society, 1799-1882 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Binns, Thomas. Miscellaneous manuscripts, vol. 4 [Commonplace book]; Liverpool, 1799. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Darwin, Erasmus, 1731-1802. Autograph letter signed : Derby, to an unnamed correspondent [probably Andrew Knight], 1800 Sept. 25. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Jack Johns Darwin Collection, 1768-1997 Specialist Collections and Academic Archives, University of Kent
creatorOf Birch, Robert Fairfax. Repose : op. 23, no. 5 / [words by] Erasmus Darwin ; [music by] Robert Fairfax Birch. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Robert Owen Collection, 1805-1858 National Co-operative Archive
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creatorOf Darwin, Erasmus, 1731-1802. Prescription for Mr. Bage, senior : manuscript, [1766] Mar. 19. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Darwin, Erasmus, 1731-1802. Prescription for Mr. Bage, senior : manuscript, [1766] Mar. 19. Texas Christian University
referencedIn An essay on the life and genius of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., extra-illustrated, 1788-1844. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Joseph Johnson Letterbook, 1795-1810 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
referencedIn Autograph File, D, 1586-1975. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Ganter, Herbert Lawrence, 1904-1980. Research materials, ca. 1680-1948, concerning William Small (1734-1775). Virginia Historical Society Library
referencedIn Johnson, Joseph, 1738-1809. Joseph Johnson Letterbook, 1795-1810. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Beddoes, Thomas, 1760-1808. Letters : 1802. Yale University, Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library
creatorOf Constable, Archibald, 1774-1827. Correspondence of Archibald Constable, with some related material. University of Leeds, Brotherton Library, Leeds University Library
referencedIn Clare, John, 1793-1864. Letters, 1820-1830, Helpstone, England. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Albert Stephens Borgman autograph collection, 1600-1950. Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873 person
associatedWith Astle, Thomas, 1735-1803. person
associatedWith Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820. person
associatedWith Beddoes, Thomas, 1760-1808. person
associatedWith Binns, Thomas. person
associatedWith Birch, Robert Fairfax. person
associatedWith Blagden, Charles, Sir, 1748-1820. person
associatedWith Borgman, Albert Stephens, 1890-1954 person
associatedWith Clare, John, 1793-1864. person
associatedWith Constable, Archibald, 1774-1827. person
associatedWith Cooper, Thomas, 1759-1839 person
associatedWith Coues, Elliott, 1842-1899 person
associatedWith Cuvier, Georges, Baron, 1769-1832 person
associatedWith Darlington, William, 1782-1863 person
associatedWith Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882 person
associatedWith Darwin, George Howard, Sir, 1845-1912. person
associatedWith Dorn, Edward. person
associatedWith Edison, Thomas A., (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 person
associatedWith Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955 person
associatedWith Everett, Edward, 1794-1865 person
associatedWith Fitch, John person
associatedWith French, Robert Nicholas. person
associatedWith Ganter, Herbert Lawrence, 1904-1980. person
associatedWith Genth, F. A., (Frederick Augustus), 1820-1893 person
associatedWith Gray, Asa, 1810-1888 person
associatedWith Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872 person
associatedWith Harding, Warren G. person
associatedWith Johns, Jack person
associatedWith Johnson, Joseph, 1738-1809. person
correspondedWith Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 person
associatedWith Knight, Thomas Andrew, 1759-1838, person
associatedWith Murphy, Arthur, 1727-1805 person
associatedWith Newcomb, Simon person
associatedWith Newton, Isaac, Sir, 1642-1727 person
associatedWith Owen, Robert., 1777-1858 person
associatedWith Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851 person
associatedWith Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915- person
associatedWith Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796 person
associatedWith Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813 person
associatedWith Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, 1793-1864 person
associatedWith Seward, Anna, 1742-1809, person
associatedWith Seybert, Adam, 1773-1825 person
associatedWith Small, William, 1734-1775 person
associatedWith Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866 person
associatedWith Stevens, Henry person
associatedWith Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872 person
associatedWith Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824 person
associatedWith Waterton, Charles, 1782-1865 person
associatedWith Wayne, Anthony person
associatedWith Withering, William, 1741-1799 person
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Great Britain - Intellectual life - 18th century - Sources.
Great Britain
Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
Devizes, Wiltshire
Gloucester, Gloucesterhire
Great Britain
Bristol, Gloucestershire
Weymouth, Dorset
Great Britain
Gravesend, Kent
York, Yorkshire
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Birth 1731-12-12

Death 1802-04-18

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