Darwin Correspondence Project

The Darwin Correspondence Project contains the full texts of more than 7.500 of the letters written by Charles Darwin (1809-1882), and information on 7.500 more letters. In November 2014, complete transcripts were available of all known letters Darwin wrote and received up to the year 1869. More are being added all the time. Most of the letter texts have been taken from the print edition of The Correspondence of Charles Darwin (Cambridge University Press), and are added to the website four years after publication.

Basic and advanced search are possible. In order to find only letters for which a full transcription is available, users have to write ‘has transcription’ in the filters of advanced search. Transcriptions can be downloaded in PDF format. Each letter – both those with and without transcription – is accompanied by information on the letter and a summary of the contents.

The Darwin Correspondence Project is jointly managed by the American Council of Learned Societies and the University of Cambridge.

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Tuesday, 25 November 2014 - 5:26pm
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