On this site you can read and search the full texts of more than 7,500 of Charles Darwin’s letters, and ﬁnd information on 7,500 more. Available here are complete transcripts of all known letters Darwin wrote and received up to the year 1869. More are being added all the time.
The Darwin Manuscripts Project is funded by two grants from the National Science Foundation, and a new grant from JISC/NEH Transatlantic Digitization Collaboration program will fund the work to digitally reconstruct Darwin's working library as it stood at the time of his death in 1882.
This website contains over 219,804 pages of searchable text and 219,900 electronic images, at least one exemplar of all known Darwin publications, reproduced to the highest scholarly standards, both as searchable text and electronic images of the originals. The majority of these have been edited and annotated here for the first time with more than 4,900 original editorial notes.
The year 2009 is the 150th anniversary of the publication of "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" and the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth. This web site was created to celebrate these events and provide the general public, students and teachers with entertaining explorations of life’s origin and evolution.