Darwins’ Doodles

Charles Darwin was born this day in 1809. A manuscript of his 1859 Origin of Species is found to have doodles by some of his children, especially George and Francis.

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Their work is being curated by the American Museum of Natural History and some of the doodles are at brainpickings.org.

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One shows an early view of Brexit:

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Some of the doodles mixed botanical objects with the then topical infantry:

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while others were more conventional.

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