Erasmus Darwin House

Erasmus Darwin House

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Erasmus Darwin House in Lichfield, Staffordshire is the former house of the English poet and physician Erasmus Darwin, grandfather of naturalist Charles Darwin. The house is a Grade I listed building. Erasmus Darwin House in Lichfield was the home of Erasmus Darwin, the renowned physician, scientist, inventor, poet, and educationist, from 1758 until 1781. A founder member of the Lunar Society, it was here that he received many famous 18th century characters including Josiah Wedgwood, Matthew Boulton, Benjamin Franklin and James Watt. Erasmus Darwin House is now a family-friendly museum, open to the general public, now on winter opening hours of Thursday to Sunday, 12 a.m. - 4:40 p.m. Darwin purchased a medieval half-timbered building on the west side of the lower courtyard of the Vicars Choral in 1758. From 1758-1759 Darwin converted the building into a large Georgian town house of red brick with stucco dressings and Venetian windowsshow more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 245g
  • Dicho
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136668483
  • 9786136668482