Category Archives: Uncategorized

A year in Darwin’s life – in (dirty) pictures

Behind every great website…. lies a lot of research, and quite often, a printed book. Or several.   Some of you may not be aware that in addition to appearing on this website, all of Charles Darwin’s letters are being … Continue reading

Telegram for Charles Darwin…

Charles Darwin was born on 12 February 1809, so would have been 204 this year! The Naples Zoological Station were among many to have sent Darwin birthday wishes during his lifetime. He received this telegram from them in 1874.   … Continue reading

The ‘Darwin behind the scenes’ exhibit goes virtual!

  In the summer of 2011, the Darwin Correspondence Project put together an exhibit based around Charles Darwin’s personal letters. The aim was to use his correspondence to understand better the ways he worked and thought. Was Darwin a solitary … Continue reading

Hairy experience in the Darwin archive!

The Darwin archive not only contains letters, manuscript material, photographs, books and articles but also all sorts of small, dry specimens, mostly enclosed with letters. Many of these enclosures have become separated from the letters or lost altogether, but we … Continue reading

Capturing Darwin’s Voice: Audio of Selected Darwin Letters Now Available

On a sunny Wednesday in June 2011 in a makeshift recording studio somewhere in Cambridge, we were very pleased to welcome Terry Molloy back to the Darwin Correspondence Project for a special recording session. Terry, known for his portrayal of … Continue reading

Talk about Darwin’s Conflict with Samuel Butler

As part of Cambridge Science Festival, the Darwin Correspondence Project’s Alison Pearn will be giving a talk ‘Falling foul of natural selection: Samuel Butler and the Darwins’ on Saturday 17 March at 3.30pm at St John’s College Library, St John’s … Continue reading

Dine Like Darwin

What better way to start the new year than an afternoon of Victorian science and domestic life? On January 4 the Harvard office of the Darwin Correspondence Project helped to host an event at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, cosponsored … Continue reading

Happy 203rd Birthday, Charles Darwin!

Charles Darwin was born on 12 February 1809. Below are a few excerpts from letters Darwin wrote or was sent on his birthday. Can you identify Darwin’s ‘cake’ in the picture? Answer at the bottom!   Three letters written by … Continue reading