Fifty-eight original letters by Charles Darwin, written from Down, Bromley, Kent, between August 10, 1865, and January 4, 1882 to Fritz Müller, Blumenau, Sta. Catharina, Brazil : presented to Down House June 3, 1929 by Henry Fairfield Osborn.
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Charles Robert Darwin was born on February 12, 1809 in Shrewsbury, England. His father, Robert Waring Darwin (1766-1848), was a physician, the son of Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802), a poet, philosopher, and naturalist. Robert established a successful medical practice in Shrewsbury where he was known for his kindness extended to the poor. He was financially quite successful and willing to support his sons in their various endeavors. Although not a prolific writer, he was elected to the Royal Society ...