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From Anthony Carlisle   23 December 1836

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The Royal College of Surgeons’ Board of Curators approve the terms and conditions under which CD has offered his S. American fossil bones to the College, and have sent their recommendation to the Council.

Author:  Anthony Carlisle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Dec 1836
Classmark:  DAR 204: 133
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-334

To Anthony Carlisle   [19 December 1836]

Summary

"Read a letter [to AC] of the 19th Instant from Mr Charles Darwin of Christs College, Cambridge stating that understanding from the Conservators that a Series of fossil Bones collected during the voyage of H: M: Surveying Vessel Beagle possesses a peculiar Interest as connected with Specimens already in the Museum of this College that it had always been his intention to present such Bones to some public collection on the condition that Casts thereof should be given to the leading Public Bodies for the sake of making them more generally useful, specifying the British Museum the Geological Society and the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, and one set for himself: and that under such Conditions he should be most happy to present the entire series to the Museum of this College."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Anthony Carlisle; Royal College of Surgeons
Date:  [19 Dec 1836]
Classmark:  The Royal College of Surgeons of England (Minute book of Board of Curators MUS/2/1/4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-330
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