Authorised form of nameDarwin; Robert Waring (1766 - 1848)
Dates1766 - 1848
Date of birth30 May 1766
Date of death13 November 1848
MD (1785, Leyden)
Practised in Shrewsbury
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election21/02/1788
RelationshipsSon, by his first marriage, of Erasmus Darwin (FRS 1761); father of Charles Robert Darwin (FRS 1839); married Susannah, daughter of Josiah Wedgwood (FRS 1783); grandfather of George Howard Darwin (FRS 1879), Francis Darwin (FRS 1882) and Horace Darwin (FRS 1903)
Bulloch's Roll
Proc Roy Soc 1849 No 74 p 883
Nora Barlow, 'Erasmus Darwin, FRS (1731-1802)' in NR 1959 vol 14 pp 85-98
Desmond King-Hele, 'Erasmus Darwin's Life at Lichfield: Fresh Evidence' in NR 1995 vol 49 pp 231-243
Richard D Keynes, 'The Evolution of a Theory', review of Janet Browne, Charles Darwin Voyaging in NR 1996 vol 50 pp 129-136
Desmond King-Hele, 'The 1997 Wilkins Lecture: Erasmus Darwin, the Lunaticks and Evolution' in NR 1998 vol 52 pp 153-180
Royal Society codeNA5801
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
L&P/8/180Paper, 'New experiments on the ocular spectra of light and colours' by Robert Waring Darwin1786
L&P/8/180/1Paper, 'New experiments on the ocular spectra of light and colours' by Robert Waring Darwin1786
L&P/8/180/4Plate, 'A yellow circle of half an inch diameter, lying upon a blue area of double that diameter' by Robert Waring Darwin1786
L&P/8/180/3Plate, 'A circular piece of blue, yellow, red and green silk, with a small speck of ink in the middle' by Robert Waring Darwin1786
L&P/8/180/5Plate, 'Three concentric circles; the external one an inch and a half in diameter, the middle one an inch, and the internal one half an inch; colour
the external and internal areas blue, and the remaining one yellow' by Robert Waring Darwin
L&P/8/180/2Plate, 'A piece of red silk, about an inch in diameter on a sheet of white paper, in a strong light' by Robert Waring Darwin1786
L&P/8/180/6Plate, 'Yellow circle with 'BANKS' written on it in blue' by Robert Waring Darwin1786
EC/1787/14Darwin, Robert Waring: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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