Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
NameEmma Nora DARWIN, 8198
FatherSir Horace DARWIN JP KBE FRS , 5941 (1851-1928)
MotherHon Emma Cecilia “Ida” FARRER , 8085 (1854-1946)
FatherSir Thomas BARLOW , 8246
MotherAda Helen DALMAHOY , 8247
ChildrenHorace Basil , 8251 (1921-)
Notes for Emma Nora DARWIN
Emma Nora Barlow (née Darwin) (22 December 1885 – December 1989)[1] was the granddaughter of the British naturalist Charles Darwin, who edited and published previously unseen examples of her grandfather's work.


Nora, as she was known, was the daughter of the civil engineer Horace Darwin and his wife Emma Farrer, daughter of Thomas Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer. She married Alan Barlow, son of the Royal Physician Sir Thomas Barlow. They had six children:

Joan Helen Barlow (26 May 1912 – 21 February 1954)
Sir Thomas Erasmus Barlow, 3rd Bt. (23 January 1914 – 12 October 2003), naval officer.
Erasmus Darwin Barlow (15 April 1915 – 2 August 2005)
Andrew Dalmahoy Barlow (16 September 1916 - 2006)
Hilda Horatia Barlow (b. 14 September 1919) married psychoanalyst John Hunter Padel; their daughter is the poet Ruth Padel.
Horace Basil Barlow (b. 8 December 1921)

She published an unexpurgated version of The Autobiography of Charles Darwin, which had previously had personal and religious material removed by his son, Francis. She also edited several collections of letters and notes, including correspondence between Darwin and John Stevens Henslow, his mentor.

The Columbine flower cultivar Aquilegia "Nora Barlow" is named after Barlow.

In Fiction

Nora Barlow appears as a supporting character in Scott Westerfeld's 2009 young-adult steampunk novel Leviathan. In Westerfeld's alternate history, Barlow is a prominent genetic engineer and diplomat.
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