- Peter Fox was head of Cambridge University Library when books, worth millions, were lost in November 2000
- When their absence was realised in January 2001, it was ‘assumed’ they had been put back on the wrong shelf
- One of books contained the Darwin’s Tree of Life sketch, exploring evolutionary relationship between species
- Following an ‘extensive search’, curators have now concluded that the famous books have likely been stolen
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This is the librarian in charge of Cambridge University Library when two priceless notebooks belonging to scientist Charles Darwin went missing 20 years ago.
Peter Fox was head of the library when the books, worth ‘many millions’, went missing on his watch in November 2000.
When their absence was discovered in January 2001, it was ‘assumed’ they had been put back on the wrong shelf, and police were never alerted.