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Darwin Correspondence Project

Laura Mary (or May) Forster


A life-long friend of Henrietta Emma Litchfield, whom she met while staying in Wales in 1865. An aunt of E. M. Forster. Made observations on harvester ants in Algiers for John Traherne Moggridge in 1872. Forster loaned her house to the Darwins in 1879 so that CD could have a complete rest.


England and Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858–1966

L. M. Forster, ‘Journal’, f. 26 (King’s College Cambridge, PP/EMF/22 vol. 3/10)

Freeman 1978

letter to L. M. Forster, 25 June 1879 (Calendar no. 12120)

Moggridge 1873.