Robert Waring Darwin of Elston
- Robert Waring Darwin of Elston
Robert Waring Darwin (1724–1816) of Elston Hall.
He was the son of Robert Darwin of Elston (1682-1754), a lawyer, and his wife Elizabeth Hill (1702-1797). His brothers were William Alvey Darwin (1726-1783), Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802), the poet, philosopher, physician, etc, and John Darwin, rector of Elston. He never married and had no children, but his nephew Dr Robert Waring Darwin, son of Erasmus Darwin and father of Charles Darwin took his name, and the two should not be confused.
In 1787 he published "Principia Botanica" (full title: "Principia Botanica or, a Concise and Easy Introduction to the Sexual Botany of Linnaeus"), in 1787, an introduction to the Linnean system of taxonomy. His famous great-nephew Charles notes, in his "autobiography":
The eldest son of Robert, christened Robert Waring, succeeded to the estate of Elston, and died there at the age of ninety-two, a bachelor. He had a strong taste for poetry, like his youngest brother Erasmus, as I infer from the later having dedicated an MS. volume of juvenile poems to him, with the words, "By whose example and encouragement my mind was directed to the study of poetry in my very early years". The two brothers also corresponded together in verse. Robert also cultivated botany, and, when an oldish man, he published his "Principia Botanica". This book in MS. was beautifully written, and my father [Dr. R.W. Darwin] declared that he believed it was published because his old uncle could not endure that such fine calligraphy should be wasted. But this was hardly just, as the work contains many curious notes on biology — a subject wholly neglected in England in the last century. The public, moreover, appreciated the book, as the copy in my possession is the third edition. [Darwin, 1897. p.4]
*"The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, in Two Volumes, vol 1". Francis Darwin, ed. New York, 1897.
* [http://darwin.lib.cam.ac.uk/perl/nav?class=name;term=Darwin%2C%20R.%20W.%20%2C%20of%20Elston;dmode=dr Darwin correspondence database]
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