Paywalls come tumbling down (sort of)

In celebration of the New York Times's recent decision to allow free access to most of its archives (about time, chaps, but well done anyway), a selection of old articles of interest to Darwin groupies (all in PDF format) [if you experience problems accessing these stories, please see the note below]:

  • THE LATE CHARLES DARWIN (24-Apr-1882)
    The funeral of the late Charles Darwin will be held at Westminster Abbey on Wednesday, at noon…
  • DARWIN by Thomas Henry Huxley (21-May-1882)
    Acute as were his reasoning powers, vast as was his knowledge, marvelous as was his tenacious industry, under physical difficulties which would have converted nine men out of ten into aimless invalids; it was not these qualities, great as they were, which…
  • CHARLES DARWIN'S HOME; THE SECLUDED SPOT WHERE HE PASSED SOME FORTY YEARS. (16-May-1882)
    The announcement that Mr. Darwin is to be buried in Westminster Abbey will be received with universal approval No other place could so fittingly receive the mortal remains of the greatest scientific discoverer of his age and country. But though public honor will thus go done to his memory, the private dwelling-place of so eminent a man will always remain an object of interest to the educated world…
  • DARWIN ON VIVISECTION.; EXPERIMENTS ON LIVING ANIMALS NECESSARY TO THE PROGRESS OF PHYSIOLOGICAL STUDY. (30-Apr-1881)
    The following letter has been addressed by Mr. Charles Darwin to Prof. Holmgren, of Upsala, in answer to a request for an expression of his opinion on the question of the right to make experiments on living animals for scientific purposes-- a question which is now being much discussed in Sweden…
  • DARWIN'S BROTHER DEAD.; NAMED ERASMUS AFTER HIS GRANDFATHER, THE DOCTOR--CARLYLE'S ESTIMATE OF HIM. (12-Sep-1881)
    We yesterday announced the death of a venerable and estimable man, who bore a distinguished name which did not, however, owe any of its distinction to him. Erasmus Darwin, who died on Friday, at his residence in Queen Anne-street Cavendish-square, was the grandson of the celebrated…

Note: Unfortunately, there appears to be some sort of browser cookie trickery in action which makes stories unavailable if you view too many of them. Clearing your cookies seems to fix the problem. And many of the Scopes Trial stories still appear to be locked behind a paywall… Not so well done after all, chaps!

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