Charles Darwin’s Personal Library Now Available Online

Cambridge University Library, in partnership with the Darwin Manuscripts Project, and the Biodiversity Heritage Library announced today that the first part of Charles Darwin’s personal scientific library is now available online.

His collection, which spans over 1,400 titles, is in the process of being scanned and uploaded. 730 titles have margin notes written by Darwin, and about 300 of the most heavily annotated titles have already been placed online.

University Librarian librarian Anne Jarvis said: “The Darwin collections are among the most important and popular held within Cambridge University Library. While there has been much focus on his manuscripts and correspondence, his library hasn’t always received the attention it deserves – for it is as he engaged with the ideas and theories of others that his own thinking evolved.”

Darwin’ Library via JISC

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