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    Administration File: Casts (including those of the Megatherium). The catalogue of Fossil Organic Remains. The invertebrate fossil collection and catalogue.
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    File contains the following: 1. 2 letters from Mr Mantele. October 1835-April 1836. Requesting casts of certain bones and the resolution of the Council granting his request. 3 items. 2. Letter from Lord Howdeu. 1 March 1851. Regarding the position of the Royal Museum of Natural History in Madrid in respect of providing casts. 3. Letter from Mr Parish. 1 June 1835. Requesting casts for the Norwich Museum. 4. Letter from Professor Sedgwick. 5 November 1834. Asking which College at Cambridge received the casts and the Royal College’s reply. 2 items. 5. Letter from Professor Clark. 17 October 1834. Arguing that the Museum of Anatomy at Cambridge should house the casts and the College’s reply. 2 items. 6. Letter from the British Museum. 22 November 1841. Thanking the College for casts of Darwin’s fossils. 7. Letter from Charles Darwin. 23 September 1837. Requesting drawings of the fossils he presented to the College. 8. Letter from Charles Darwin. 19 December 1836. Requesting that casts be made of the fossils he presented to the College so that they could be given to other public museums. 9. Estimate from the printers. 6 March 1854. Regarding the printing of a catalogue of fossil organic remains. 10. Sample of the catalogue. 21 February 1854. 11. Estimate for printing 500 copies of the catalogue. 12. Front page of the catalogue. The following 8 items were found amongst the loose documents in the box and have been placed in this file: 13. Mr Owen’s report. 23 May 1855. On the catalogue of fossil remains. 14. Letter from Mr Morris. 30 January 1856. Regarding the completion of the catalogue of fossil invertebrate. 15. Resolution of the Museum Committee. 3 July 1855. Regarding Mr Owen’s additions to the catalogue of fossil shells. 16. Mr Owen’s report. 7 August 1855. On the identification of certain fossil specimens in the museum. 17. Memorandum. 21 November 1855. On the progress of the fossil catalogue. 18. Memorandum. 2 January 1856. On the progress of the fossil catalogue. 19. Drafts of the preface to the invertebrate fossils catalogue. March-April 1856. 4 items. 20. Correspondence with the Royal Dublin Society. 19 November 1852. Regarding casts for their museum. 2 items.
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    By appointment only. See College website for contact details of the Archives.