Darwin, William Erasmus, 1839-1914

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William Erasmus Darwin (1839-1914) was born on 27 December 1839, the son of the naturalist Charles Darwin. He was educated at Rugby before entering Christ's College, Cambridge, in 1858 (B.A., 1862; M.A., 1889), and was admitted to Lincoln's Inn in 1861. Darwin was Director of Grant and Maddison's Union Banking Co., Southampton, 1888-1903, and Chairman of the Southampton Water Company. He was an amateur geologist, and member of the Geological and Anthropological Societies. He died at Sedbergh, Yorkshire, on 8 September 1914.

From the guide to the William Darwin: Library catalogue, Late 19th-early 20th century, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

Epithet: son of Charles Darwin, banker and geologist

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000560.0x00025e

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referencedIn William Darwin: Library catalogue, Late 19th-early 20th century Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
creatorOf Ralph Vaughan Williams: Correspondence, 1910-1913 British Library
creatorOf HAKE PAPERS. Vol. V (ff. 133). Autograph poems, as follows:– 1. ff. 1-2b. 'Farewell! forget me not, [three] stanzas for music': submitted, with a note, to Frederic Shoberl, Editor of Forget Me Not, but evidently not published; 8 Sept. 1827. Item 69 i..., 1827-1879 British Library
creatorOf Story, William Wetmore, 1819-1895. Autograph letter signed : Villa Story, Campfer, to W.E. Darwin, 1891 Aug. 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf WATTS-DUNTON PAPERS. Vol. III. A collection of signatures of prominent writers, artists, etc., most apparently cut from letters and some with traces of earlier mounts; 1869-1895, n.d. Arranged in rough alphabetical order, mounted on lined paper and a..., 1869-1895 British Library
creatorOf CHARNWOOD AUTOGRAPHS. Vol. IV. Artistic, dramatic and scientific autogaphs, etc.; circa 16th-20th cent. Included are Sir Christopher Wren, Sir Godfrey Kneller, William Hogarth, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Joseph Wright of Derby, William Blake, David Cox, Si..., approximately 16th century-20th century British Library
referencedIn Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882. Archive of the Darwin Papers Editorial Project, 1821-1882. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Letters received by the Norton family, 1830-1920. Houghton Library
referencedIn Charles Eliot Norton papers, ca.1845-1908. Houghton Library
referencedIn Sir William Rothenstein correspondence and other papers, 1887-1957. Houghton Library
referencedIn Letters to Sir William Rothenstein from various correspondents, 1900-1945. Houghton Library
creatorOf William Darwin: Library catalogue, Late 19th-early 20th century Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn Autograph File, D, 1586-1975. Houghton Library
creatorOf Darwin, Francis, Sir, 1848-1925,. List of subscribers to the Darwin Memorial Fund enlarged from the printed edition : manuscript, [after 1882] Harvard University, Houghton Library
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Birth 1839-12-27

Death 1914


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