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Darwin, Sir Horacelocked

  • R. T. Glazebrook
  • , revised by Anita McConnell


Darwin, Sir Horace (1851–1928), civil engineer and manufacturer of scientific instruments, was born at Downe, Kent, on 13 May 1851, the ninth child of Charles Robert Darwin (1809–1882), the naturalist, and his wife, Emma (1808–1896), daughter of Josiah Wedgwood. Their father's poor health and his writing activities left the boys to find their own entertainment in their quiet rural surroundings. Their mother employed governesses for all her children's primary education and in due course ...

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