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Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Alexander MacMillan, 19 June 1861

Identifier: Coll-74/11/3/47

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Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Alexander MacMillan lamenting the slow sales of his book 'Memoirs of Edward Forbes' and suggesting this is due to the popularity of "the Gorilla book", [3rd edition Charles Robert Darwin's Origin of the Species].


  • Creation: 19 June 1861


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From the Fonds: 2 metres

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1 letter

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Sarah Higgins 19 December 2000

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