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Charles Darwin’s private papers go online Monday, 21 April 2008 8:22 am

Posted by Dongmei in biology, history of science, Internet Resources, science related news.
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“For decades available only to scholars at Cambridge University Library, the private papers of Charles Darwin, one of the most influential scientists in history, can now be seen by anyone online and free of charge. This is the largest ever publication of Darwin papers and manuscripts, totalling about 20,000 items in nearly 90,000 electronic images.

This vast and varied collection of papers includes the first draft of his theory of evolution, notes from the voyage of the Beagle and Emma Darwin’s recipe book.”

Read more about the launch here.

You can browse, search or scan through highlights of the collection on Darwin Online:
1. Browse through whole volumes
. Click here.
2.
Search the catalogue for specific items. Click here.
3. Highlights and typed items. Click here.