Having left Lisbon on 13 March, the four astronomers arrived in Funchal, Island of Madeira, on the 14th, coincidentally the day Einstein turned 40. After a city tour, a farewell lunch followed: Davidson and Crommelin returned to Anselm on the way to Pará, while Eddington and Cottingham remained in Madeira, awaiting the ship Portugal, which would lead them to Principe Island.
Text by Ana Simões e Paulo Crawford
Picture: @commons.wikimedia.org, Funchal, Conde de Carvalhal street view, c.1920.

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