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To William Sharpey   22 May [1857]

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Agrees with Thomas Henry Huxley that Albany Hancock has a good claim on a Royal Society medal. Thinks that geology has not been sufficiently honoured by the Royal Society, and suggests Joseph Prestwich. Expresses his strong opinion that Charles Lyell would be a worthy recipient of the Copley Medal.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Sharpey
Date:  22 May [1857]
Classmark:  D. and E. Lake Ltd (dealers) (June 2016)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2093F
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Books on the Beagle

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The Beagle was a sort of floating library.  Find out what Darwin and his shipmates read here.

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  • … Mines . . .  Trans. with Notes. London, 1824. (DAR 36.2: 522; Stoddart 1962, p. 14). Darwin Library …