All About Charles Darwin – Online Archive Launched

The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online. ‘This site currently contains more than 50,000 searchable text pages and 40,000 images of both publications and handwritten manuscripts. There is also the most comprehensive Darwin bibliography ever published and the largest manuscript catalogue ever assembled. More than 150 ancillary texts are also included, ranging from secondary reference works to contemporary reviews, obituaries, published descriptions of Darwin’s Beagle specimens and important related works for understanding Darwin’s context. There is much still to come. The site currently contains about 50% of the materials that will be provided by 2009. New material is added almost daily. Forthcoming materials include more editions and translations, images of the majority of the Darwin Archive at Cambridge University Library, more editorial introductions and notes and transcriptions of Darwin manuscripts, and technical facilities for printing and larger images. Assistance with scanning, proof reading or transcribing is warmly welcomed.’

The Darwin Manuscripts Catalogue – This is the largest catalogue of Darwin’s handwritten manuscripts ever assembled. It is intended to ultimately record all Darwin manuscripts in the world.

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