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Darwin Correspondence Project

Edward Darwin


Army officer. Eldest son of Erasmus Darwin (1731–1802) and his second wife, Elizabeth. Initially worked as an attorney’s clerk and then became a cavalry officer; retired early to Mackworth, near Derby. Suffered from dropsy.


Darwin pedigree

King-Hele 1999, pp. 182, 355


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.]

King-Hele, Desmond. 1999. Erasmus Darwin. A life of unequalled achievement. London: Giles de la Mare Publishers.