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Darwin's Visit to Craigenputtock

The Dundee Courier & Angus and Northern Warder, Friday, August 25, 1882; Issue 9082. P. 4

We learn that on a Sabbath shortly before his death Mr Charles Darwin visited Craigenputtock, driving, we believe, from Dumfries. It speaks of the strong bond of sympathy between the veteran naturalist and the Ecclefechan sage, that the former should have paid this loving tribute to the memory of his fellow-worker after truth at a time when he was in very feeble health, and not very able to undertake the exertion of the journey. On arriving at the end of his long drive, early in the evening, he was much exhausted.

Our sincere thanks to the expertise of David Munro and Mary Hollern for their research.

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