Have you seen Charles Darwin’s Missing Notebook? If so, the authorities – and some “heartbreaking” libraries – want to keep one word with you.
That’s the bottom line of the appeal Issued on Tuesday Library by Cambridge University Library in the UK, which manages Huge archive Speaking about the work of the famous naturalist, he said he wanted two notebooks that had been missing for almost two decades – and that, after a thorough search, he feared they might be stolen.
Cambridgeshire Police Confirmed Tuesday That they have opened a formal investigation into the disappearance. The library says the pair of journals, which are estimated to be in the millions of dollars, too Art Loss Register In the UK and Interpol Database of stolen works of art.
Cambridge University Librarian Jessica Gardner said, “I am deeply saddened that this notebook is missing despite numerous widescale explorations over the last 20 years,” including the largest discovery in the book’s history, made earlier this year. Request for public assistance.
He added, “We would be very grateful for any information that could help in their grateful retrieval.” “Someone, somewhere in the center of the UK’s cultural and scientific heritage can help us return these notebooks to their rightful place.”
Missing papers include a sketch that Darwin composed in 1837, after HMS Beagle’s return from a voyage that helped inspire his theory of evolution. The smaller the picture, the better known among scholars Sketch “Tree of Life”, Showing the elements of Darwin’s ideology for more than two decades, when he brought his ideas out of his breakers. On the origin of the species.
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In a way, the announcement date of the library was a natural choice: Darwin’s Final Work Published Certainly 161 years, To this day, before Cambridge filed an appeal for help on Tuesday.
Why did the library take so long to report the missing notebook: although many searches turned up nothing about their whereabouts, the belief among Gardner’s predecessors was that the notebook was simply “misspelled”, to the librarian Told the BBC.
The library says the notebook was last seen in the fall of 2000, when it was taken out of the room “where the rarest and most valuable items are kept” for a photography session. But they were not found during a “routine check” conducted in January 2001.
According to the library, the two notebooks were in a small box “about the size of a paperback book.”
Many investigations followed, but only after the failure of a comprehensive search of the 189b of the Darwin Archive earlier this year did the library come to a different – and overall more vague – conclusion: “They may have been stolen.”
If there’s a silver lining here, it’s this: Before their physical manuscripts disappeared, both notebooks were digitized – and are currently available for anyone to use perline Here And Here.
Local police are accepting tips if you have any information related to the location of this notebook Here, And the library welcomes more information by email.
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