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From E. A. Darwin to Emma Darwin   11 November [1863]



CD’s Copley Medal. The numbers were ten to eight in CD’s favour but the Cambridge men mustered strongly for Sedgwick.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  11 Nov [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B116–17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4671

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  • Adam Sedgwick , professor of geology at the University of Cambridge. According to the council minutes, only seventeen, rather than eighteen, of the twenty-one council members were present at the meeting. Warren De la Rue , Philip de Malpas Grey-Egerton, Robert Godwin-Austen, and Joseph Henry Green were absent; however, it was not unusual for all but De la Rue to miss meetings (see Royal Society Council minutes, 1863, and Lyons 1944 , pp.  272–5). See also letter from Edward Sabine to John Phillips, …
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