Darwin's Beagle Notebooks, Down House, Downe, Greater London

Darwin's Beagle Notebooks, Down House, Downe, Greater London
Photograph taken 2008 © Historic England Archive Photo Library ref: N080594

Detailed view of Charles Darwin's Beagle notebooks. Darwin was aboard the Beagle during her five-year survey voyage to South America and the Pacific. During this time he made observations which would underpin his theory of evolution. Darwin later wrote: "Let the collector's motto be 'Trust nothing to memory', for the memory becomes a fickle guardian when one interesting object is succeeded by another still more interesting." The notebooks are now in the care of English Heritage (2011).

Location

Greater London Downe

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

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