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The Death of Darwin

Charles Darwin died on this day in 1882, notes Larry Moran at Sandwalk. In a state funeral, Darwin was buried at Westminster Abbey and the pallbearers included William Cavendish, Joseph Dalton Hooker, and Thomas Henry Huxley. Moran also references The Times' report of the funeral:

The mortal remains of Charles Robert Darwin were interred in the Abbey at Westminster yesterday with marks of respect due to one whose name has been for many years familiar as a household word to his countrymen, and whose works have shed so much distinction upon English science.
The Scan

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