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Notebooks written by Charles Darwin worth millions have been lost for 20 years according to Cambridge University Library
Notebooks written by Charles Darwin worth millions have been lost for 20 years according to Cambridge University Library
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Cambridge University Library has announced that two notebooks written by Charles Darwin, have been missing for 20 years. One of them contains the 19th Century scientist's famous Tree of Life sketch, exploring the evolutionary relationship between species. Curators have now concluded they have probably been stolen.