Ref NoJOJ/DAR/F211761
CollectionJack Johns Darwin Collection
TitleDarwin's Century The Jeremy Norman Collection.
DescriptionSotheby's Auction Catalogue 1992 entitled 'Darwin's Century The Jeremy Norman Collection', detailing items offered for sale. Items listed with brief description and price, some with holograph notes and prices added (presumably the selling prices, which Mr. Johns noted). 159 pages. Includes (a) price list loosely inserted inside front cover and post-it note containing inscription 'RECEIVED 26.11.1992 See letter from Milo Keynes Nov. 23, 1992 Arranged to be sent to D[owne?]H[ouse?] by him.' (b-d) Holograph letter from Solene Morris (curator of Darwin House Museum) dated 28th January 1993, commenting on the enclosed 'enlarged copy from Sotheby's list' and discussing the charitable status of the Darwin Museum. Housed in original envelope and loosely inserted between the directory pages. (e) Compliments slip from Solene Morris dated Sunday January 17th 1993. (f) Newspaper cutting from The Times (December 12 1992) concerning the auction of Darwin books and papers at Sotheby's to which this material relates. (g) Cutting from New Scientist (5th December 1992) concerning the auction of Jeremy Norman's Darwin Collection at Sotheby's, including details of some specific items. Items (e-g) loosely inserted between pp. 46-47.
NotesPrevious reference number: UKC/JOJ/DAR : F211761
PhysicalDescriptionAuction Catalogue.
Related PersonSotheby's
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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