The complete works of Charles Darwin are now online in one place, appropriately named “Charles Darwin: the Complete Works of Charles Darwin Online.” This one place includes:
Darwin’s complete publications, thousands of handwritten manuscripts and the largest Darwin bibliography and manuscript catalogue ever published; also hundreds of supplementary works: biographies, obituaries, reviews, reference works and more.
This work is related to the “Darwin Correspondence Project,” which includes over has over 5,000 letters online and is working to locate as many letters as possible and to make them all available, and they’ve found around 14,500 already. Locating, collecting, and digitizing all of this material is wonderful and projects like this are amazing for their contents and for their structure which gives users an easy way into the materials.
It’s always exciting to see excellent projects like this, and the University of Florida even has a few connections because of our work in digitizing works related to the reception of Charles Darwin’s work in the comic magazine Fun (a contemporary to Punch).