The Darwin-Hooker Letters
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The Cambridge University Library houses the world's largest collection of Charles Darwin's letters: more than 9,000 of the 15,000 letters he is known to have written and received in his lifetime. They've been posting them online since 2007 (previously on MeFi)
, in the Darwin Correspondence Project
, where we can now read and search the full texts of more than 7,500 letters, and ﬁnd information on 7,500 more -- all for free. This weekend, they added nearly all of the Darwin-Hooker letters
: Over 1400 pieces of correspondence between Darwin and his closest friend, botanist Joseph Hooker.
Complete transcripts of all known letters Darwin wrote and received up to the year 1869 are available.
BBC: Charles Darwin letters reveal his emotional side
Of the many letters that Darwin wrote and received in his life, among the most important were his correspondence with his friend of 40 years, Joseph Hooker. As well as tracking the development of Darwin's scientific ideas, the letters give an intimate insight into a Victorian friendship.
Time Magazine: Cambridge Publishes Charles Darwin’s Secret Letters Online
Top Ten Letters
The Project has pages for "Top Ten Letters" in certain categories:
* Human Nature
* Life Science
* Darwin Online
* Previously on MeFi: The World of Life
and For the study of nature and the search for the truth
(both about Alfred Russel Wallace)
* American Museum of Natural History: Charles Darwin's Manuscripts