Ref NoJOJ/DAR/F211748
CollectionJack Johns Darwin Collection
TitleCharles Darwin and the Working Men's College
DescriptionNine sheets of material about the Darwins' connection to the Working Men's College, established by the marriage of Henrietta Darwin (Charles' and Emma's daughter) to R.B. Litchfield, one of the founders of the College. Material includes of the early years of the College (extracts from 'A History of the Working Men's College, 1854-1954) (0037100); sources of information and comments, extracts from 1904 edition of Emma Darwin, a Century of Family Letters (F212432,F212433); extracts from Richard Buckley Litchfield, a memoir written for his friends by his wife (1910); extract from 'Charles Darwin' by Peter Brent (1981) (F212378); extract from 'Period Piece' by Gwen Ravarat (1960) (F212764). Signed and dated by Mr. Johns 7890. Each sheet pencil marked 'Copy' in Jack Johns' hand.
NotesPrevious reference number: UKC/JOJ/DAR : F211748
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
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Related PersonJohns, Jack, d 2009
Related PlaceLitchfield Working Men's College
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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