Sheet from Darwin’s “On the origin of Species” manuscript to go on display
Published on July 3rd, 2009 | by Admin0
Darwin created “a mound” of papers whilst he drafted his seminal work but less than 35 have survived.
Archivists believe the majority of the remaining sheets have only survived because he gave them to his children as drawing paper and kept the pictures.
Next week one of these sheets is to go on display for the first time with specimens from his Beagle voyage as part of a new exhibition at Cambridge University Library.