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Darwin Correspondence Project

Meet the correspondents

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John Murray
John Murray
CUL 456.d.91.291
Cambridge University Library

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Henrietta Anne Huxley
Henrietta Anne Huxley
CUL 456.c.93.570
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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Mary Treat
http://www.vinelandhistory1864.org/
Mary Treat
Courtesy of the Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society

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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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Sir James Crichton Browne
http://wellcomeimages.org/
Sir James Crichton Browne, Photograph, ICV No 29012
V0028544
Wellcome Library, London

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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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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