Archive of the Darwin Papers Editorial Project, 1821-1882.

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Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882. Archive of the Darwin Papers Editorial Project, 1821-1882.

Archive of the Darwin Papers Editorial Project, 1821-1882.

This collection contains a copy of almost every known Darwin letter and many letters written to him, arranged alphabetically by correspondent. They were used by the Project in preparation for their calendar (Frederick Burkhardt, et al., "A Calendar of the Correspondence of Charles Darwin, 1821-1882," New York, 1985) and in the edited edition of letters that is forthcoming. There is much useful information in the "Calendar" on the history of the Darwin papers and their present state.

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