Natural History


Entrance to the Great Cavern at Castleton

This is an example of the type of limestone cavern that impressed visitors and potential visitors to… read more »

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John Whitehurst and 18th Century Geology

John Whitehurst (1713-1788) was the oldest member of the Lunar Society. Born in Congleton in Cheshire he moved… read more »

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Letter from Erasmus Darwin to James Watt, 1795/04/02

Darwin writes to Watt about his continuing experiments with the use of gases in medicine. Darwin mentions… read more »

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Letter from Erasmus Darwin to Matthew Boulton, 1767/07/29

Darwin writes to Boulton of various financial matters and a recent visit to Derbyshire. —————————————- Lichfd Dear… read more »

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