Darwin's handwritten pages from 'On the Origin of Species' go online for the first time

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"An extraordinary collection of priceless manuscripts of naturalist Charles Darwin goes online today, including two rare pages from the original draft of On the Origin of Species....

Darwin's handwriting is notoriously difficult to read. As such, the documents have been transcribed, and can be viewed side-by-side with the original manuscript. The newly released documents can be viewed at Darwin Online.

"Instead of being locked away out of public view, by adding these documents to Darwin Online they became freely available to anyone in the world", shared Dr. van Wyhe."



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Date tagged:

10/01/2023, 09:38

Date published:

10/01/2023, 05:38