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‘Stolen’ Darwin Manuscripts Anonymously Returned to Cambridge University Library

A page from one of two Darwin manuscripts, which have been anonymously returned to Cambridge University Library.

A page from one of two Darwin manuscripts, which have been anonymously returned to Cambridge University Library.

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Two Charles Darwin manuscripts that were reported as stolen from Cambridge University Library have been anonymously returned in a pink gift bag, with a typed note on an envelope wishing a Happy Easter to the librarian.

The precious items were found to be missing in 2001, but at the time staff believed they may have been mis-shelved.