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SHIPLEY, A. E.
'J.' A Memoir of John Willis Clark Registrar of the University of Cambridge and Sometime Fellow of Trinity College.

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pp. x, (ii), 362, (ii) Advertisement. Portrait frontispiece, plate, double-page plan of the Museums in 1873 with a transparent overlay of the Museums in 1912. Original cloth, uncut, presentation inscription from Shipley to the 'General Hospital', 1914, spine faded and a bit rubbed and nicked at the ends, else a very good copy.

*A rather scarce biography of an interesting man - CLARK (1813-1910), zoologist, archaeologist and Cambridge historian, from 1866-1891 he was Superintendent of the Zoology Museum in Cambridge. The Darwin Correspondence Project records two letters exchanged between them - Clark, J. W. (a) to Darwin, C. R., 31 Aug 1871 Thanks CD for Beagle specimens donated ... [Darwin donated 'the entire collection of fish brought home from South America and some other portions of the globe.... many of those comprised in the Darwin Collection are entirely new.' Page 259 above]. Darwin, C. R. to Clark, [J. W. (a)?], 12 Nov 1877 Thanks his correspondent for his letter; ... Ckark was on the 'Personal Friends invited' list for Darwin's funeral and, in 1909, organised the Darwin centenary celebrations in Cambridge.

Smith, Elder. London.

Date Published: 1913.

Stock No. 56115

Price: 75.00

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