Explore Darwin's historical journey aboard H.M.S Beagle in this story infographic from the Cambridge Library Collection .
Re-live the journey and discover over 150 extremely rare books aboard Dawin's Beagle library including key scientific book publications, covering geology, botany, zoology, navigation, and geography.
Browse Darwin's Beagle Library
Julia Wedgwood’s Pamphlet on Women’s Suffrage
In Darwin and Women, I quoted Emma Darwin’s letter to Henrietta: ‘Snow has been both agreeable and entertaining. Yesterday we read aloud her pamphlet on suffrage, which a good deal converted Wm [William] and me.’ Snow was Emma and Charle…
Emma Darwin and women’s higher education
In 1888, Emma Darwin wrote to her daughter Henrietta, ‘Now I must write and decline subscribing to the Shaen memorial at Bedford College, but the fact is that I do not care for the higher education of women, though I ought to do so.’ (Later sh…
Darwin and Women: the story of Amy and Elizabeth
Darwin’s second surviving daughter, Elizabeth, has much less of a public persona than her sister Henrietta, or even the much loved Annie, who died at the age of 10. She may have had some developmental problems as a child, but her later letters sugge…