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Darwin Correspondence Project

Ann Boott

bap. 1788 d. 1869

Daughter of the Derby surgeon Thomas Haden. A neighbour of Erasmus Darwin in Full Street, Derby. Lived in Derby with her parents until her marriage in 1818 to Kirk Boott, after which she moved to America. A portrait of her with her twin sister was painted by Joseph Wright of Derby around 1800.


Bemrose 1885, opp. p. 10

England, select births and christenings, 1538–1975 (, accessed 12 September 2018)

England, select marriages, 1538–1973 (, accessed 12 September 2018)

Phil Tunaley, ‘Mary Tunaley, the Hadens, Miss Jane Austen and the artist James McNeill Whistler’, Tunaley, The Hadens.pdf (accessed 12 September 2018)

U.S., Find a grave index, 1600s–current (, accessed 9 November 2018)


Bemrose, William. 1885. The life and works of Joseph Wright, A.R.A., commonly called “Wright of Derby”. London: Bemrose & Sons.