Ref NoMS/640
TitlePhotographs of exhibits illustrating the life, work and ideas of Charles Darwin and his disciples - Museum Darwinianum
AdminHistoryThe State Darwin Museum [formerly known as the Museum Darwinianum, Moscow] was established in 1907 by Professor Alexander Eric Kohts [also known as Coates], from his own collection of biological specimens. Kohts was a museum researcher, who read the lectures on the theory of evolution at the Moscow Higher Female Courses at the University of Moscow. When it was opened, it was the first museum devoted only to the theory of evolution. In 1911 Alexander Kohts married Dr Nadezhda Ladygina, the animal behaviourist, and they were co-directors of the museum until 1964. Plans for a new building for the museum were begun in the 1960s but not complete until the 1990s. The museum is still in existence today.
DescriptionSet of 62 photographs of exhibits in the Museum Darwinianum, Moscow, illustrating the life, work and ideas of Charles Darwin and his disciples presented to Professor Dr Julian Huxley.

Contains the same photographs as those in MS/639 (though a smaller size), except for ff. 3-4 which are missing.

Written inside presentation folder: 'In commemoration of the Centenary of the "Origin of Species" (1859-1959). To Prof. Dr. Julian Huxley with cordial greetings. Prof. Dr Alexander Eric Kohts/Coates. Moscow 48'.
Extent60 photographs
Related MaterialMS/637-MS/646
NotesSee MS/639 for further details of content of photographs.
AcquisitionPresented to the library of the Linnean Society by Sir Julian S. Huxley on 28 April 1960.
Creator NameMuseum Darwinianum, Moscow
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