Posts tagged: Charles Darwin

Personal correspondence between Charles Darwin and Joseph Dalton Hooker released online

By , 28 March 2013 3:06 pm

Darwin and HookerThe Darwin Correspondence Project and Cambridge Digital Library have collaborated to publish images and transcriptions of 1200 letters exchanged by Darwin with his closest friend, Joseph Dalton Hooker—more than 5000 images in total. This is the single largest publication of images of Darwin’s letters and 300 of the letters are previously unpublished.

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Rehabilitating Henrietta

By , 12 April 2012 10:54 am
Henrietta Darwin

Henrietta Darwin at the time of her marriage

A small lockable leather diary in the archive at Cambridge University Library is leading us to reassess one of the key relationships in Charles Darwin’s life.

With the permission of Darwin’s family, Volume 19 of The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, which we’re publishing this week, is making public for the first time the short but intense – and intensely revealing – personal journal of Darwin’s daughter, Henrietta.  Written over the period March to July 1871, the year of the 28-old Henrietta’s sudden marriage to a man she had known for less than three months, the journal introduces a confident, intelligent, reflective, and passionate young woman. To anyone who has only met her as the overly anxious hypochondriac aunt in Gwen Raverat’s Period Piece, this Henrietta is unrecognisable. Keep reading…

Darwin’s personal library put online

By , 25 June 2011 2:16 pm

Books from Darwin's library Notes and comments scribbled by Charles Darwin on the pages and margins of his own personal library have been made available online for the first time.

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Red letter day for Darwin Correspondence Project

By , 4 May 2011 12:59 pm

Darwin correspondence

The project mapping Charles Darwin’s life and work in the 15,000 letters he wrote or received during his extraordinary lifetime will be completed after a £5 million funding package was announced.

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