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Emma Cecilia Ida (Ida) Farrer (1854–1879)
Emma Cecilia Ida (Ida) Darwin (1880–1946)


Only daughter of Thomas Henry Farrer and Frances Farrer (née Erskine); distantly related to Charles and Emma Darwin. When her father remarried, became stepdaughter of Katherine Euphemia (Effie) Wedgwood. Married Horace Darwin in 1880; resided at The Orchard, Cambridge, from 1884. Active in Cambridgeshire charities related to mental health.


Cattermole and Wolfe 1987

Wedgwood and Wedgwood 1980


Cattermole, Michael J. G. and Wolfe, Arthur F. 1987. Horace Darwin’s shop: a history of the Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company 1878 to 1968. Bristol and Boston: Adam Hilger.

Wedgwood, Barbara and Wedgwood, Hensleigh. 1980. The Wedgwood circle, 1730–1897: four generations of a family and their friends. London: Studio Vista.