From the Telegraph: Diaries of Darwin’s wife to be published online.
The diaries of the wife of naturalist Charles Darwin have been published online.
Emma Darwin’s diaries cover six decades of the couple’s life together and provide an insight into the daily life of the Victorian scientist and his family.
The 60 pocket books were previously known only to a handful of academics familiar with the Darwin archive at Cambridge University Library.
Appointments, family visits and illnesses are all noted in the books.
The first diary is dated 1824 when the then Emma Wedgwood was 16 years old.