15 JUNE 1929, Page 3

The Darwin Memorial Last week the British Association took over

from the generous donor, Dr. Buckston Browne, the home of Charles Darwin, where much of his best thinking and writing was done. Down House, at Downe, near Orpington, is to be open to the public and kept partly as a Darwin Museum, but there is hope that it may somehow be made useful for research workers. Of Charles Darwin's array of distinguished sons, Major Leonard Darwin remains to preach the eugenics which the family has illustrated and illustrates in the third generation.