Cyanotypes & The Graves of Poets

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Standing in the cold lifeless air of Westminster Abbey, surrounded by marble morbidity, the good and great and privileged interred at every turn, monarchs at the head of the table and poets consigned to a dim corner, and there, amid the flag stones of the nave lie the mortal remains of Charles Darwin, a three lined epitaph for the founder of the theory of modern evolution, we need little explanation of who he is or what he contributed, your attention soon wanders, you glance at the neighbouring grave, so close they could be related, the Latin inscription reveals little and you could be forgiven for wandering off in search of dead poets and princesses.

The obscure tomb suspiciously close to that of Darwin’s is that of Sir John Herschel, astronomer, biologist, chemist, and mathematician. He was a mentor and source of inspiration for Darwin. Herschel came from good stock, his…

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3 thoughts on “Cyanotypes & The Graves of Poets

    1. PS not sure if you know about World Cyanotype Day. . . . it’s the last Saturday of every September . . . I always begin my talks about cyanotypes with Herschel. It’s been a long time since I was at Westminster; I had no idea he was right next to Darwin there! (www.worldcyanotypeday.com)

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