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Charles Darwin letters to be published online

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Charles Darwin letters to be published online

Post by J.D. Oswald » Wed March 27th, 2013, 9:13 am

Previously unpublished letters reveal 'his emotional side'


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Post by Helen_Davis » Thu March 28th, 2013, 3:13 am

Very insightful and interesting. Thanks for sharing!

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Post by annis » Fri March 29th, 2013, 12:23 am

They do make interesting reading. Darwin also (perhaps unusually for the times) took a warm and loving interest in his children and their development. The death of his daughter Annie was a pivotal point in his life and helped shape his attitudes to religion and evolution. Randal Keyne's Annie's Box: Charles Darwin, His Daughter and Human Evolution is well worth a read in this regard.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2001/ap ... e.features

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Post by J.D. Oswald » Fri March 29th, 2013, 9:00 pm

Thanks for this recommendation, this looks interesting

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