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Anyone wanting to learn about Darwin’s theories would do well to read his original letters. Thanks to an amazing resource from the University of Cambridge, the “Darwin Correspondence Project”, you can access a treasure trove of his letters in an interactive timeline.

This resource addresses:

Darwin and Science
Darwin and Religion
Darwin and Ecology
Darwin and Gender
Darwin and Geology
Darwin and Human Nature

Enjoy the feast!

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Typical letters exchanged by Darwin and his closest friend, Joseph Dalton Hooker (© Cambridge University Library)

Thanks, Karen James, for the tip!