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Darwin Correspondence Project

Charles Darwin


Eldest son of Erasmus Darwin (1731–1802) and his first wife, Mary. Brother of CD’s father, Robert Waring Darwin. Died from the effects of a wound received while dissecting when he was a medical student at Edinburgh University.


Darwin pedigree

Erasmus Darwin


Darwin pedigree: Pedigree of the family of Darwin. Compiled by H. Farnham Burke. N.p.: privately printed. 1888. [Reprinted in facsimile in Darwin pedigrees, by Richard Broke Freeman. London: printed for the author. 1984.]

Erasmus Darwin. By Ernst Krause. Translated from the German by W. S. Dallas, with a preliminary notice by Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1879.