RECORD: Anon. 1885. The Darwin memorial. The Times (16 May): 11.

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed (single key) by AEL Data 2010, corrections by John van Wyhe 2.2012. RN1

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THE DARWIN MEMORIAL.—A meeting of the general committee of the Darwin Memorial Fund was held yesterday afternoon at the rooms of the Royal Society, Professor Huxley, President, in the chair, when it was stated by the treasurer, Dr. Evans, that after payment for the statue and other expenses a balance of about £2,200 would remain. The following resolutions were then passed:—"That the statue of Darwin be made over to the Trustees of the British Museum in trust for the nation." "That the balance of the fund after payment for the statue and medallion and incidental expenses be transferred under the name of the Darwin Fund to the President, council, and Fellows of the Royal Society in trust to invest the same in or upon any stocks, funds, or securities authorized by law as investments for trust moneys." "That the President and council of the Royal Society apply from time to time the dividends and interest of such investments in such a manner as shall to them appear best calculated to promote biological studies and research." "That a list of subscribers and a statement of the accounts be printed and circulated, together with the resolutions now passed, and that a woodcut or some other representation of the statue accompany the statement." The statue, by Mr. Boehm, R.A., has been placed in the great hall of the British Museum (Natural History), Cromwell-road, and arrangements for its unveiling will be made shortly.

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