Charles Darwin, English naturalist, 1871. Artist: Unknown
Charles Darwin, English naturalist, 1871. Darwin (1809-1882) was employed as naturalist on HMS Beagle from 1831-1836. He first made his name as a geologist, but is remembered for his momentous contributions to biology - primarily his demonstration that evolution has occurred and his discovery of the principle of natural selection of heritable variation as the cause of evolution. His famous book Origin of Species was published in 1859. Cartoon from Vanity Fair, London, September 1871.
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Anthony Trollope, writer, 1878. Artist: Lock & Whitfield
Anthony Trollope, writer, 1878. Trollope was one of the greatest Victorian novelists. He gained his reputation through a series of novels set in the fictional county of Barsetshire. These books include, The Warden, (1855), Barchester Towers, (1857) and The Last Chronicle of Barset, (1867). A second series of novels, set against a political background, includes Phineas Finn, (1869) and The Eustace Diamonds, (1873). From Men of Mark: a gallery of contemporary portraits of men distinguished in the Senate, the Church, in science, literature and art, the army, navy, law, medicine, etc. Photographed from life by Lock and Whitfield, with brief biographical notices by Thompson Cooper. (Conducted by G. C. Whitfield.) (London, 1876-1883). (Colorised black and white print).
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'Count Gondomar', c16th century (1904). Artist: Unknown
'Count Gondomar', c16th century (1904). Don Diego Sarmiento de Acuna, Count of Gondomar (1567-1626), Spanish ambassador to England from 1613 to 1622. From James I. and VI, by T. F. Henderson. [Goupil & Co., Paris, Edinburgh, New York, London, 1904]
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