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The New International Encyclopædia/Darwin, Francis

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DARWIN, Francis (1848—). An English botanist, a son of Charles Robert Darwin, born at Down, in Kent. He received his education at Trinity College, Cambridge, studied medicine at Saint George's Hospital in London, assisted Charles Darwin at Down, and in 1888 was made reader in botany at the University of Cambridge, besides a number of interesting papers on special botanical topics, he published the following works: Life and Letters of Charles Darwin (1887); Charles Darwin (1892); Practical Physiology of Plants, jointly with Acton (1894); Elements of Botany (1895). Charles Darwin's Practical Physiology of Plants was prepared with the son's aid.