Darwin’s letters on the Web

The AHDS (Arts and Humanities Data Service) provided some of the initial advice for this project. And boy did Charles Darwin write a lot of letters!

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 (link to BBC).



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