My book draws on a range of sources. Darwin’s quotes are taken from an autobiographical fragment from 1838 and his later autobiography written in May 1876 as they appear in Charles Darwin and T. H. Huxley Autobiographies; Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1983. The University of Cambridge Darwin Correspondence Project has been an invaluable resource and also John Van Whye’s Darwin Online web site. I would like to thank Shrewsbury School for allowing me access to their Darwin Archive which allowed me to include extracts from letters from Darwin to his schoolfriend, Charles Whitley.

Other sources:

Darwin, Charles, The Voyage of The Beagle, London, John Murray,1839

Darwin, Charles, The Origin of Species by means of natural selection or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life, London, First published by John Murray, 1859

Toghill, Peter, Geology of Shropshire, The Crowood Press, 2006

Bourdieu, Pierre, Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste, Harvard, Harvard University Press, 1984

Shrewsbury Library, Its History and Restoration. Shropshire Libraries, 1983

Uglow, Jenny, The Lunar Men, London, Faber & Faber. 2002

Van Whye, John, ‘‘My appointment received the sanction of the Admiralty’’: Why Charles Darwin really was the naturalist on HMS Beagle; Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Elsevier, 2013


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