The 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 This is the single largest publication of images of Darwin’s letters and 300 of the letters are previously unpublished.
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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…