University of Cambridge

Charles Darwin Correspondence Project


The rich resource of Darwin’s correspondence, which is of great scientific and historical importance, is made accessible to scholars and students around the world, in disciplines across the sciences and the humanities, as well as to the general reader. The project was established in 1974 to publish the definitive edition of more than 14,500 letters written and received by Charles Darwin. These letters provide unique access to the complex development of Darwin’s theories and his engagement with contemporary scientific and philosophical issues. The latest series is making available for the first time complete transcripts of Darwin’s correspondence, supported by meticulous footnotes.