Leonard Darwin

Leonard Darwin

Birth
Cambridge, City of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Death 5 Dec 1899 (aged 5 days)
Cambridge, City of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Burial Trumpington, City of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Memorial ID 126929996 · View Source
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Leonard Darwin is referred to in "Gwen Raverat: Friends, Family and Affections" by Frances Spalding (2001)":

"Another elision can be found in her chapter* on the five uncles. Here she mentions that she [Gwen] and her siblings did not know Uncle William and his wife Sara well until as she briefly explains, 'we spent a Christmas with them, once when my mother was ill'. In fact Maud was less ill than fatigued and unable to supply the necessary Christmas merriment as she had just lost her fifth child, who was to have been called Leonard, but who died of jaundice five days after his birth on 30 November 1899. Maud noticed her 14 year old daughter's grief was very acute, and that for some time afterwards Gwen would never leave for a class without first kissing her mother goodbye and as soon as she returned ran first to Maud's room." * Period Piece (1952)

Harriet Frances Keynes, daughter of Sir Geoffrey Keynes and Lady Margaret Keynes, nee Darwin, was buried in the same grave as Leonard in May 1919.

THE FAMILY OF CHARLES & EMMA DARWIN : we now have images of the graves of all 21 members of CHARLES & EMMA DARWIN's immediate family: Charles & Emma themselves, 10 children: with 8 wives and 1 husband; TOTAL OF 19 in England & 1 in Wales and 1 in France.
Cambridge, England = 7:
E.W.D. (Girton)
F.D., Sir (Ascension)
F.H.D. (Ascension)
G.H.D., Sir (Trumpington Extension)
‘I’ (E.C.) D. , Lady (Ascension)
H.D. , Sir (Ascension)
*M.H.D., Lady (Trumpington Extension, cremated)
Cannes, France = 1 :
R.B.L.
Corris, Wales = 1
A.R.D.
Downe, England = 5
C.W.D.
E.D.
E.D. (was E.W.)
H.E.L. (was H.E.D.)
M.E.D.
Forest Row, England = 2
L.D.
(C.) M. D.
Great Malvern, England = 1
A.E.D.
London, England = 2
E.F.D. (Putney Vale)
C.D. (Westminster Abbey)
North Stoneham, England = 2
W.E.D.
S.P.A.D.(was S.P.A.S.)



Inscription

Here lies//the infant son of//George Howard Darwin//Professor in the University of Cambridge//and of Maud his wife//born Nov 30 died Dec 5 1899


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  • Created by: Martin Douglas Packer
  • Added: 26 Mar 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 126929996
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leonard Darwin (30 Nov 1899–5 Dec 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 126929996, citing Trumpington Parish Extension, Trumpington, City of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England ; Maintained by Martin Douglas Packer (contributor 47912178) .