National Archives sign at Kew Gardens Station

National Archives sign at Kew Gardens Station


UK Archives Hub celebrates 150th anniversary of evolutionary scientist Charles Darwin

The UK Archives Hub is commemorating for the month of February 02009 the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin's seminal book On the Origin of Species:

Collections of the Month: Charles Darwin and Evolution

This month we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of the geologist and naturalist Charles Darwin, and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his revolutionary book 'On the Origin of Species', which explained his theory of natural selection and evolution. We highlight descriptions for the papers of Charles Darwin and fellow scientists, and also for the papers of interested philosophers and clergymen.

Source: Archives & Archivists (A&A) List (02009 02 02)

For those who want to investigate the great man's research and publications in greater depth, the best online resource is The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online. You'll also find on this site a useful list of Darwin 2009 Commemorations.

02009 also happens to be the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth. He died in 1882. The National Register of Archives contains several references to archival records by or about Darwin. The UK Natural History Museum mounted a Charles Darwin exhibition in November 02008 that runs until April 19, 02009.

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