RECORD: Stomar, John (University of London). 1882.05.09. Extract from minutes. CUL-DAR215.11n. Edited by John van Wyhe (Darwin Online,

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Christine Chua and edited by John van Wyhe 11.2021. RN1

NOTE: See record in the Darwin Online manuscript catalogue, enter its Identifier here. Reproduced with permission of the Syndics of Cambridge University Library and William Huxley Darwin.

"Bennett, Alfred William, 1833-1902. Botanist. 1874 CD to B, when B had ceased to be assistant editor of Nature, asking for return of wood blocks for Climbing plants, 1865. CCD22. B? 1872 Apr. 13 visited Darwins with Charles Crawley. ED's diary. 1869-76 B exchanged about twenty letters with CD.

Shaen, William, 1821-87. Solicitor and educationalist. Unitarian. 1851 Sept. 2 Married Emily Winkworth. Two sons, John and Godfrey, one daughter Margaret. 1882 S was on "Family Friends invited" list for CD's funeral." (Paul van Helvert & John van Wyhe, Darwin: A Companion, 2021)


University of London.

At the Annual Meeting of Convocation held May 9th, 1882, on the motion of A. W. Bennett, Esq. M.A. B.A., seconded by W. Shaen Esq., M.A., the following Resolution was adopted:-

"That the Graduates of the university of London in Convocation assembled, desire to record their sense of the irreparable loss which science and philosophy have sustained in the death of Mr. Darwin, whom they recognise as an acute and patient investigator, an earnest seeker after truth, and an original thinker whose writing have exercised a profound influence upon the progress of science and upon scientific thought throughout the world."

John Stomar


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