British Scientist Charles Darwin’s Two notebooks which carried illustrations of his ideas on evolution and ‘tree of life’ sketch were missing from the Library of Cambridge University.
As the major search for the two books failed, The Library authorities on Tuesday said that they believe the two rare notebooks were stolen from the library. The library said that the books are worth of million pounds in the market. Darwin filled the notebooks in 1837 with the drawings of his ideas depicting the possibilities for the evolution of species.
The second one is the book published in 1859 with more developed drawings on the origin of species. The University Library noticed that the two books were missing in 2001 but they thought they were incorrectly listed and available somewhere else in the vast library, which is one of the world’s most significant Darwin archives.