On 20th February, 1835, Charles Darwin was lying down in a wood having a rest in Valvidia, Southern Chile, when he experienced a major earthquake.
Humorously describing mankind's ancestor.
My wonderful, long-suffering partner, Jen, filled a gaping hole in my Darwin-groupie library this Christmas.
On Wednesday, 19th April, 1882, at 4 o'clock in the afternoon, at Down House in Kent, Charles Darwin died in the arms of his loving wife, Emma.
In which one of Darwin's correspondents compares Darwin's famous moth prediction with the prediction of the orbit of the planet Neptune.
On 6th March, 1860, Charles Darwin advised a scientist whom he correctly believed to be sceptical of his views how to go about reading 'On the Origin of Species'.
William Whewell disagrees with Darwin, but doesn't dismiss him out of hand.
Forget the biographies. Forget the published works. If you really want to get to know Charles Darwin in person, you need to read his correspondence.
150 years ago today, on 2nd November, 1859, the publisher John Murray wrote to Charles Darwin in Ilkley: By this day's post I send you a specimen copy of your book bound— I hope it may receive your approval. Please reply by return & not a moment shall be lost in getting ready the early…