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Description: Writing from the British Museum on May 3, 1861, Sir Richard Owen expresses his inability to contribute to the Review of Popular Science:

“My Dear Sir, My literary engagements are such as to preclude the possibility of my writing anything for your “Review of Popular Science ” to which, however, I wish every success. Believe me, Yours very truly. Richard Owen”

Written on ivory laid paper, approx. 4 ½’ x7.” Item #A01754

Sir Richard Owen (1804-1892) was a British anatomist, paleontologist, and outstanding naturalist who identified dinosaur fossils–calling them Dinosauria. He was a curator of the Hunterian collections, a professor of anatomy and physiology at the Royal Institution, and the superintendent of the natural history departments of the British Museum (1856-84). He initiated the creation of the current Natural History Museum in Kensington. He damaged his reputation in later years with his relentless criticism of Darwin’s work on the origin of species.

Condition: Has mailing fold lines, otherwise in very good condition.