Author:Leonard Darwin

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Leonard Darwin
Soldier, politician, economist, eugenicist; a son of the English naturalist Charles Darwin
This author wrote articles for the Dictionary of National Biography, and the list on this page is complete to 1901.
Articles written by this author are designated in the DNB by the initials "L. D."
Leonard Darwin



  • Bimetallism; a summary and examination of the arguments for and against a bimetallic system of currency (1897) [1]
  • The Questions to be Considered by the Indian Currency Committee (1898)
  • Municipal trade, the advantages and disadvantages resulting from the substitution of representative bodies for private proprietors in the management of industrial undertakings (1903) [2]
  • The Habitual Criminal (1914)
  • Organic Evolution: Outstanding Difficulties and Possible Explanations (1921)
  • Mate Selection (1923)
  • The Need for Eugenic Reform (1926)
  • What is Eugenics? (1932)


Contributions to the DNB[edit]

Edited works[edit]

  • War Office, Précis of Information Concerning the Colony of Sierra Leone: With a Map (1887)
  • War Office, Précis of Information Concerning the Niger Protectorates (1890)


  • Municipal ownership: four lectures delivered at Harvard university, 1907 (1908) [3]

Works about Darwin[edit]

Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1926.

The author died in 1943, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 75 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.