Charles Darwin

Letter of enquiry from Charles Darwin to the physiologist John Burdon-Sanderson

Darwin's fame and popularity led to his name being associated with ideas and movements that, at times, had only an indirect relation to his writings, and sometimes went directly against his express comments.

On the Backs of Tortoises: Darwin, the Galápagos, and the Fate of an Evolutionary EdenEvolution Before Darwin: Theories of the Transmutation of Species in Edinburgh, 1804–1834