Wednesday, 14 March 2007

Emma Darwin's Diaries Go Online

The diaries of Emma Darwin, the wife of naturalist Charles Darwin have been published online. The 60 pocket-sized books document six decades of her life with Charles Darwin, giving academics and enthusiasts a new perspective on the scientist.

The diaries begin in 1824 when Emma (then Wedgwood) was 16. She married her cousin, Charles 15 years later and kept a diary until she died. Her perspectives focus on visitors, dinners, and her family life. Emma Darwin’s diaries are available online at, published on the same website as the complete works of her husband, which went online last year at

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