Darwin’s Letters Archived on Web

Evolutionary theorist Charles Darwin thought the voyage of the Beagle was a magnificent scheme allowing him to spend time larking round the world. His delight at the five-year cruise is chronicled in a letter, available online for the first time. The note is one of nearly 5,000 from and to the scientist held in a database at the University of Cambridge. The Darwin Correspondence Project includes summaries of a further 9,000 letters, written from the age of 12

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