Ref NoJOJ/DAR/F211751
CollectionJack Johns Darwin Collection
TitleInformation about Frances Cornford, John Cornford and other Darwin descendants.
DescriptionEight sheets of material concerning Darwin descendants through the Cornford line, comprising - Two sheets concerning the descent from Sir Francis Darwin (Charles Darwin's third son) and his daughter Frances Crofts Cornford, in typescript. One sheet, marked 'Reference C' in red pen, is a close up copy of the family tree F211737, showing the Cornford line. Two sheets of a photocopied letter to 'Mollie', which discusses John Cornford, Pat Sloane and Margot Heinemann, marked 'Reference D' in red pen. There are references to 'Jack' (possible Jack Johns) and 'Bernard', but the letter is not complete or signed. It may be from 'Peg' (see final field). One sheet concerning a poem by Frances Cornford (Charles Darwin's granddaughter), 'To a Fat Lady Seen from a Train'. One sheet containing a photocopied obituary of Margot Heinemann, whom John Cornford wrote to from Spain before he died in the Civil War. Annotated 'Times 19/6/92'. One sheet containing a photocopied obituary of Christopher Cornford, brother of John Cornford, annotated 'Times 5/5/93'. One sheet containing a letter from 'Mollie' to Jack, concerning John Cornford, dated 24/10/95. This letter also mentions Bernard and letters to Peg. There is a reference to a partial copy of a letter being enclosed - this is probably the copied letter mentioned above.
NotesPrevious reference number: UKC/JOJ/DAR : F211751
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
various notes and copies
Related PersonJohns, 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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