RECORD: Darwin, Francis. nd. Cambridge Recollections [of Charles Darwin]. CUL-DAR112.B6 (Darwin Online,

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker 9.2007, checked and corrected by John van Wyhe 11.2007. RN1

NOTE: These are rough notes summarizing the recollections of Darwin's Cambridge friends for the writing of Life and letters.

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Reproduced with the permission of the Syndics of Cambridge University Library and William Huxley Darwin.


Cambridge Recollections

Cameron – school friend – read Shakespeare to him at CD's rooms.

Hearside calls him most placid unpretending amiable nature.

Leighton says manners were reserved & proud – seemed to be pondering great results.

Rodwell – energy in fellow little things.

[illeg] a bush in chalk spring.

helpful to Henslow in putting room in order for soiree – recognised as favourite pupil

Paget – Ray Club was an inconsequence if Henslow going to Hitcham

Blomefield - L.J [Leonard Jenyns] I was asked to go on Beagle - CDs energy in collecting.


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