The long-suffering Emma

Darwin Online now features scanned pages from the diaries of Mrs. Darwin. The format doesn’t make for easy browsing and it should be noted that these are diaries rather than journal entries. I’m sure that science historians will love them, nevertheless. How did Emma amuse herself during the voyage of the Beagle? Are there patterns that might shed light on the mystery illness?

3 thoughts on “The long-suffering Emma

  1. Ugh. Too hard to read. Someone should transcribe them — although I notice that there’s an entry entitled “Babbage” on the page I looked at — probably referring to Charles Babbage, which as I’ve just recently learned, knew the Darwins even before they were famous.

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