'Diary of a tour through Spain and the Mediterranean in the years 1808-1810', a typescript copy with illustrations. There are additional pages, containing 'Incidents in the life of F.S. Darwin' and letters.
Sir Francis Darwin: Diary of Spanish tour
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- ReferenceGB 12 MS.Add.8528
- Dates of Creation1916 (transcript of original of 1808-1810)
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 volume
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Administrative / Biographical History
Sir Francis Sacheverell Darwin (1786-1859) was born on 17 June 1786, and educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He resided at Breadsall Priory, Derbyshire, and was a Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant. Darwin died on 6 November 1859, and was buried at Breadsall.
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Received from the library of Sir Geoffrey Keynes, 1982.
Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Sir Francis Darwin in J.A. Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses, part II, vol. II (Cambridge University Press, 1944), p. 229.
Other Finding Aids
The collection is no. 1783 in Sir Geoffrey Keynes, Bibliotheca bibliographici (London, 1964), p. 184.