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From J. S. Henslow to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Thomas Spring Rice   21 June 1837

Summary

Encloses CD’s letter and documents [see 360a and 361a] with request that they be reviewed by the Chancellor personally.

He would also like to discuss Cambridge politics if an interview can be arranged.

Author:  John Stevens Henslow
Addressee:  Thomas Spring Rice
Date:  21 June 1837
Classmark:  The National Archives (TNA) (T1/4524 paper 25824)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-361B

To the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Thomas Spring Rice   3 August 1837

Summary

With the encouragement of several scientific gentlemen and supported by the opinions of the Presidents of the three Learned Societies, CD ventures to request a grant of £1000 from Government to cover the cost of 150 engravings to illustrate results of his Beagle collections.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Spring Rice
Date:  3 Aug 1837
Classmark:  The National Archives (TNA) (T1/4524 paper 25824)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-370A

To Thomas Spring Rice   [before 7 July 1838]

Summary

Express their concern that the offer for sale to the British Museum, by G. A. Mantell and Thomas Hawkins, of two valuable collections, has been declined.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin; William Buckland; Adam Sedgwick; John Phillips; William Whewell; Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st baronet; Charles Lyell, 1st baronet; Charles Stokes; William John Hamilton; Edward Stanley; Richard Owen; William Clift; Charles Babbage; John Bostock; Peter Mark Roget; John Taylor; Spencer Joshua Alwyne Compton, 2d Marquess of Northampton; William John Broderip
Addressee:  Thomas Spring Rice
Date:  [before 7 July 1838]
Classmark:  House of Commons papers; accounts and papers, 1837/38, XXXVI, 307
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-421F
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