Francis Darwin

Francis Darwin

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Sir Francis "Frank" Darwin, FRS, a son of the British naturalist and scientist Charles Darwin, followed his father into botany. Francis Darwin was born in Down House, Downe, Kent in 1848. He was the third son and seventh child of Charles Darwin and his wife Emma. Darwin went to Trinity College, Cambridge, first studying mathematics, then changing to natural sciences, graduating in 1870. He then went to study medicine at St George's Medical School, London, earning an MB in 1875, but did not practice medicine. Darwin was married three times and widowed twice. First he married Amy Ruck in 1874, but she died in 1876 four days after the birth of their son Bernard Darwin, who was later to become a golf writer. In September 1883 he married Ellen Crofts and they had a daughter Frances Crofts Darwin, a poet who married the poet Francis Cornford and became known under her married name. Ellen died in 1903show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 613666738X
  • 9786136667386