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Darwin Correspondence Project

Meet the correspondents

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John Stevens Henslow
http://resource.nlm.nih.gov/101418379
John Stevens Henslow by T.H. Maguire
B014334
U.S. National Library of Medicine, IMH

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Mary Everest Boole
Mary Everest Boole
CUL 300:2.c.95.12
Cambridge University Library

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Henrietta Emma Darwin
Henrietta Emma Darwin
CUL DAR 225: 52
Cambridge University Library

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Lydia Ernestine Becker
Lydia Ernestine Becker, The Graphic, Jan 1874, p44
CUL NPR.c.53
Cambridge University Library

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Lady Florence Caroline Dixie (née Douglas)
http://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw74711/Lady-Florence-Caroline-Dixie-ne-Douglas?
Lady Florence Caroline Dixie (née Douglas), by Andrew Maclure, lithograph, published 1877, NPG D16189
mw74711
© National Portrait Gallery, London

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Emma Darwin
Emma Darwin with Leonard Darwin as a child
CUL DAR 225: 93
Cambridge University Library

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Thomas Rivers
http://www.rhso.co.uk/history.php
Thomas Rivers, 1873
Courtesy of the Rivers Heritage Site and Orchard

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Charles Harrison Blackley
http://enriqueta.man.ac.uk/luna/servlet/s/2os6gx
Charles Harrison Blackley
MMC/2/BlackleyC/1/29
Copyright of The University of Manchester

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https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letters/darwins-letters-timeline

New features for Charles Darwin's 208th birthday

The website has been updated with an interactive timeline (try it!) and enhanced secondary school resources for ages 11-14. What's more, the full texts of the letters for 1872 are now online for the first time, and a selection of Darwin's correspondence with women has been published in print.

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Volume 24 (1876) now available

Birth, tragic death . . . and cardigan jackets.  Volume 24 of The Correspondence of Charles Darwin is now available.  Read more about Darwin's life in 1876 here.

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Read and search the full texts of more than 8,500 of Charles Darwin’s letters, and find information on 6,500 more. Discover complete transcripts of all known letters Darwin wrote and received up to the year 1872.

Darwin for Schools

Discover our new and improved schools resources for 11-14 year olds.

Visit the schools section