Cambridge University Library has just set up a web site containing something like 20,000 notes and 90,000 images from Charles Darwin’s research.
Darwin, as you may recall, is most famous for his theories on natural selection and his book “On the Origin of Species” was on the New York Times best seller list for years until it was knocked off by Dr. Laura’s “Stop Whining, Start Living”.
Aside from Darwin’s scientific research, the site contains other more personal things like…
“…photographs of Darwin and his family, newspaper clippings, reviews of his books and much more. Giving a more personal insight, there is also his wife Emma’s cookbook including recipes for delicacies such as ‘Ilkley pudding’ and a rudimentary recipe for boiling rice, written by Darwin himself. Other papers include caricatures and notes with his boyhood musings on birds,”