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- CHARLES DARWIN DAY
Charles Robert Darwin (February 12, 1809 - April 19, 1882)
See the Edgar Rice Burroughs Personal Library: Shelf D1
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Ed Burroughs was greatly influenced by the discoveries of Charles Darwin and these ideas figured prominently in his teaching geology at MMA in the 1890s
and in the later novels he wrote about Tarzan, the Mangani and primitive man.
1899: January: "Darwin's Descent of Man" is added to Ed's book collection.
Ed's notation: "E. R. Burroughs Jan '99" appears on the flyleaf.
Beneath the notation is a pencil drawling by Ed of a large monkey or ape in a typical position, somewhat crouching, knuckles resting on the ground. On the
right of the drawing he had written "Grandpa"
A later edition is given to son Hully with inscription "To Hully from mom and pop 1929"
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