Person:Etty Darwin (1)

Etty Darwin
b.25 Sep 1843
d.17 Dec 1929
m. 29 Jan 1839
  1. William Erasmus Darwin1839 - 1914
  2. Anne Elizabeth Darwin1841 - 1851
  3. Etty Darwin1843 - 1929
  4. George Darwin1845 - 1912
  5. Francis Darwin1848 - 1925
  6. Leonard Darwin1850 - 1943
  7. Horace Darwin1851 - 1928
  8. Charles Waring Darwin1856 - 1858
m. Aug 1871
Facts and Events
Name Etty Darwin
Gender Female
Birth[1] 25 Sep 1843
Marriage Aug 1871 to Richard Buckley Litchfield
Death[1] 17 Dec 1929
Reference Number? Q6584933?

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Henrietta Emma Litchfield (née Darwin; 25 September 1843 - 17 December 1927) was a daughter of Charles Darwin and his wife Emma Wedgwood.

Henrietta was born at Down House, Downe, Kent, in 1843. She was Darwin's third daughter and the eldest daughter to reach adulthood after the eldest, Annie, died aged 10, and a second daughter, Mary, died before she was a month old. She and her brother Frank helped their father with his work, and Henrietta helped edit The Descent of Man.

On 31 August 1871, she married Richard Buckley Litchfield, who was born in Yarpole, near Leominster, in 1832; the couple had no children. She was widowed on 11 January 1903, when Richard died in Cannes, France; he was buried in the English Cemetery, Cannes.

Henrietta edited Charles Darwin's biography of his grandfather Erasmus Darwin, The Life of Erasmus Darwin, and The Autobiography of Charles Darwin, removing several contentious passages. She also edited her mother's private papers (1904). She responded to the Lady Hope Story that her father had undergone a deathbed conversion by writing an article in The Christian in 1922 saying it "[had] no foundation whatsoever". She died in Burrows Hill, Gomshall, Surrey, aged 84. An obituary was in The Times

She is buried in St Mary the Virgin Churchyard, Downe, Kent.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Etty Darwin, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.