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Darwin Correspondence Project

Meet the correspondents

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Jane Loring Gray
http://botlib.huh.harvard.edu/libraries/Gray_Bicent/gray_jane.htm
Jane Loring Gray , 1886
Courtesy of the Gray Herbarium

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George Busk
http://wellcomeimages.org/
George Busk
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Wellcome Library, London

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Mary Treat
http://www.vinelandhistory1864.org/
Mary Treat
Courtesy of the Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society

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Antoinette Louisa Brown Blackwell
https://archive.org/stream/historyofwomansu01stan#page/n465/mode/2up
Antoinette Louisa Brown Blackwell
Image from archive.org. Digitised by Wellesley College Library, Boston Library Consortium

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Alexander von Humboldt
http://biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/34393#/summary
Alexander von Humboldt
Image from the Biodiversity Heritage Library. Digitised by the University of Pittsburgh

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George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)
http://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw01624/George-Eliot-Mary-Ann-Cross-ne-Evans?
George Eliot (Mary Ann Cross (née Evans)), replica by François D'Albert Durade, oil on canvas, 1849, NPG 1405
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© National Portrait Gallery, London

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

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Asa Gray
Asa Gray
CUL DAR 257:109
Cambridge University Library

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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 1871.

Darwin for Schools

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

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