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Darwin Correspondence Project

John Edmonston

fl. 1823–43

Taxidermist. Negro slave who had travelled with Charles Waterton. After being freed he lived at 37 Lothian Street, Edinburgh. He made a living as a taxidermist and taught CD how to stuff birds.


Freeman 1978.


Freeman, Richard Broke. 1978. Charles Darwin: a companion. Folkestone, Kent: William Dawson & Sons. Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, Shoe String Press.