Other Darwin texts online

(not kept up to date)

Darwin, C. R. 1873. [L']origine des espèces au moyen de la sélection naturelle ou Lutte pour l'existence dans la nature. Translated by J. J. Moulinié. Paris: C. Reinwald. [tiff facsimile]

Darwin, C. R. 1875. Journal of researches [in French]. Translated by Éd. Barbier. Paris: C. Reinwald.[pdf facsimile]

Darwin, C. R. 1890. [L']expression des émotions chez l'homme et les animaux. 2nd edition. Paris: C. Reinwald. [tiff facsimile]

Darwin, C. R. 1891. La descendance de l'homme et la sélection sexuelle. Paris: C. Reinwald. [pdf and tiff facsimile]

Darwin, C. R. 1902. Observations géologiques sur les îles volcaniques... et notes sur la géologie de l'Australie et du cap de Bonne-Espérance. Translated by A. F. Renard. Paris: C. Reinwald. [pdf and tiff facsimile]

Darwin letters on hybrid sterility by D. R. Forsdyke.

Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary, Louis Agassiz: His Life and Correspondence. Including two letters by Darwin:
Darwin to Dr. Tritten [1842]
Darwin to Agassiz [c. 1850].

Related 19th-century sources

Bates, Henry, The naturalist on the river Amazons.

Belt, Thomas, The Naturalist in Nicaragua.

Blythe, Edward, 'The varieties of animals', The Magazine of Natural History, 1835.

Blythe, Edward, 'Seasonal and other changes in birds', The Magazine of Natural History, 1836-37.

Blythe, Edward, 'Psychological distinctions between Man and other Animals', The Magazine of Natural History, 1837.

Galton, Francis, Hereditary Genius: an inquiry into its laws and consequences. 2nd edn 1892. With commentary and related primary documents such as correspondence.

Gray, Asa, Darwiniana: Essays and Reviews Pertaining to Darwinism. New York, 1876.

Gulick, J.T., 'On Diversity of Evolution under One Set of External Conditions', Journal of the Linnean Society (Zoology) 11, 1872, pp. 496-505.

Haeckel, Ernst, The evolution of man: A popular scientific study. 2 vols. (London, 1912) [first published 1874].

Hodge, Charles, What is Darwinism?. New York, 1874.

Hooker, J.D., a site by Jim Endersby. Several writings of Hooker online with pagination.

Hooker, J.D., Himalayan Journals: or, Notes of a Naturalist in Bengal, the Sikkim and Nepal Himalayas, the Khasia Mountains, Etc. 2 vols. 1854. [html with pagination and illustrations or plain text]

Humboldt, Alexander von, Personal narrative of travels to the equinoctial regions of America during the years 1799-1804. vols 1, 2, 3. [1907 edn].

Huxley, T.H., Lectures and essays. Cassell, 1908.

Huxley, T.H., Evidence as to Man's Place in Nature. New York, D. Appleton, 1873.

Huxley, T.H., The Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley, ed. by Leonard Huxley, vols. 1, 2, 3.

King, Phillip Parker, Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia: Performed between the years 1818 and 1822. London, John Murray, 1827. vol. 1, vol. 2. (illustrated html)

Lamarck, J-B., Works and heritage of Jean-Baptiste Lamarck: Twelve works by Lamarck online. by Pietro Corsi. The section "Biography of Lamarck" offers still unpublished or little known biographical documents. A list of those attending Lamarck's Paris lectures is also provided.

Lyell, Charles, The antiquity of man. 1863. (1914 edn).

Lyell, Charles, Principles of geology. 3 vols. (pdf facsimile).

Lyell, Charles, Travels in North America, Canada, and Nova Scotia: With Geological Observations. London, J. Murray, 1855. (page images).

MacGillivray, J., Narrative of The Voyage of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During The Years 1846-1850. .... By John Macgillivray, F.R.G.S. Naturalist To The Expedition. 1852. 2 vols. (vol. 1, vol. 2 illustrated html)

Malthus, Thomas, An Essay on the Principle of Population (multiple editions).

Mitchell, Thomas, Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia. 1839 2nd edn. 2 vols. vol 1, vol 2.

Mivart, St. George, On the Genesis of Species. 1871.

Müller, Fritz, Facts and Arguments for Darwin, With Additions by the Author. translated by William Sweetland Dallas, London, 1869. (text) and illustrated html.

Romanes, G.J., Jelly-Fish, Star-Fish And Sea-Urchins. 1885 (page images)

Romanes, G.J., 'Physiological Selection; an Additional Suggestion on the Origin of Species', The Journal of the Linnean Society. Zoology, 1886, 19, pp. 337-411.(html)

Romanes, G.J., 'A response of G. J. Romanes to the critics of his 1886 paper', Nineteenth Century, Jan 1887, 21, pp. 59-80. (html)

Stokes, John Lort, Discoveries in Australia; With An Account of the Coasts and rivers explored and surveyed during the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, in the years 1837-38-39-40-41-42-43. vol. 1, vol. 2. (illustrated html)

Wallace, A.R., Alfred Russel Wallace Page by Charles H. Smith. Includes extensive writings by Wallace.

Wallace, A.R., Man's Place In The Universe. 1903. (page images)

Wallace, A.R., Natural Selection & Tropical Nature. 1878. (page images)

Wallace, A.R., Bad Times: An Essay on the Present Depression of Trade (1885) (illustrated HTML at wku.edu)

Wallace, A.R., Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection: A Series of Essays (second edition; New York: Macmillan and Co., 1871) (page images at MOA)

Wallace, A.R., Forty-Five Years of Registration Statistics, Proving Vaccination to be Both Useless and Dangerous (1885; with 1895 addendum) (illustrated HTML at wku.edu)

Wallace, A.R., The Geographical Distribution of Animals, With a Study of the Relations of Living and Extinct Faunas As Elucidating the Past Changes of the Earth's Surface (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1876) volume I: page images at MOA volume II: page images at MOA

Wallace, A.R., Is Mars Habitable? A Critical Examination of Professor Lowell's Book "Mars and Its Canals," With an Alternative Explanation (1907) (illustrated HTML at wku.edu)

Wallace, A.R., Land Nationalisation, Its Necessity and Its Aims: Being a Comparison of the System of Landlord and Tenant with That of Occupying Ownership in Their Influence on the Well-being of the People (HTML at wku.edu)

Wallace, A.R., The Malay Archipelago, the land of the orang-utan and the bird of paradise. volume I: Gutenberg text volume II: Gutenberg text

Wallace, A.R., Man's Place in the Universe: A Study of the Results of Scientific Research in Relation to the Unity or Plurality of Worlds (New York: McClure, Phillips and Co., 1903) (illustrated HTML with commentary at wku.edu)

Wallace, A.R., The Revolt of Democracy (main text only; introductory bio omitted) (HTML at wku.edu)

Wallace, A.R., Social Environment and Moral Progress (HTML at wku.edu)

Wallace, A.R., A Summary of the Proofs that Vaccination Does Not Prevent Small-Pox But Really Increases It (1904) (illustrated HTML with commentary at wku.edu)

 

Relevant online text collections

Google books

Internet Archive

The European Library

Jean-Baptiste Lamarck: works and heritage

Biodiversity Heritage Library 'Ten major natural history museum libraries, botanical libraries, and research institutions have joined to form the Biodiversity Heritage Library Project. The group is developing a strategy and operational plan to digitize the published literature of biodiversity held in their respective collections. This literature will be available through a global “biodiversity commons.”'

www.BioLib.de - Hundreds of books on the history of biology such as Weismann, Haeckel, Lamarck, Mendel, Buffon (in German).

Making of America One of the largest and best online text collections. Although limited to American texts, many books are only American editions of foreign works. Hundreds of journal articles. Text searches available.

Million Books Project A large (more than 10,000) and growing collection of book page images. Includes a useful search engine.

Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia An enormous digital library which covers most of human history in a score of languages- most texts in beautiful html with pagination and other aspects of the originals preserved.

Gallica at the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Contains an enormous 70,000 works mostly in French and German in image form and some large science journals in English.

Athena a very large index of French and English texts from the early Greeks to the 20th century.

McMaster text archive. History of Economic Thought.

Books On-line by John Ockerbloom at the University of Pennsylvania- the best place to start looking for a digitized text. This index provides links to most on-line text collections. Frequently updated.

Google.com - the internets' premiere search engine- search it for any figure, topic, phrase, text or image you need. If it is on the internet- this is the best way to find it.

John van Wyhe

 

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