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Darwin Correspondence Project

John Higgins


Land agent. Agent for CD’s farm at Beesby, Lincolnshire. Born in Shrewsbury. Crown agent and receiver of crown rents for the northern district of England, and assistant enclosure commissioner for England and Wales, circa 1855–68.


Census returns of England and Wales 1861 (The National Archives: Public Record Office RG9/2377/62/25)

Correspondence vol. 3

Lincoln, Rutland and Stamford Mercury, 22 November 1872

Lincolnshire Chronicle, 22 November 1872

Post Office directory of Lincolnshire [1849]–68

Worsley 2017


Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 29 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.

Post Office directory of Lincolnshire: Post Office directory of Lincolnshire. Kelly’s directory of Lincolnshire. London: Kelly and Co. 1849–1937.

Worsley, Peter. 2017. The Darwin farms: the Lincolnshire estates of Charles and Erasmus Darwin and their family. Lichfield: Erasmus Darwin Foundation.