Ref NoJOJ/DAR/F211745
CollectionJack Johns Darwin Collection
TitleThe Down House Wormstone.
DescriptionFour A4 sheets containing information on Charles and Horace Darwin's experiments on the action of worms and the seasonal movements of stones laid on the ground. A stone in the grounds of Down House may be the stone upon which Horace carried out his experiments and is therefore called the 'wormstone'. Five leaves of an article copied from The Proceedings of the Royal Society, vol. 68, no. 446, entitled 'On the Small Vertical Movements of a Stone Laid on the Surface of the Ground' by Horace Darwin. A covering note addressed to Solene, curator of the Darwin Museum at Down House, explaining that these notes are the most recent account which Mr. Johns has written but that there are still uncertainties around certain aspects of this work. This note is signed 'Jack' and dated 9/9/90.
NotesPrevious reference number: UKC/JOJ/DAR : F211745
PhysicalDescriptionLoosely bound in a blue ring binder with a holograph covering signed by Jack Johns and dated 10.12.08, explaining that the items in this folder were compiled to answer questions asked by visitors to Down House when Mr. Johns was in charge, during the abs
typescript notes and copy of an article
Related PersonDarwin, Horace
Johns, Jack, d 2009
Associated PersonDarwin, Charles Robert (1809-1882), naturalist
Access conditionsThis material is available for consultation at the University of Kent's Special Collections & Archives reading room, Templeman Library, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NU (
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