Darwin in the archives: an introduction, D. M. Porter; Part I: Studies of Erasmus Darwin; 1. Erasmus Darwin, M.D., F.R.S.: a biographical and iconographical note, J. W. T. Moody; 2. Nature, poetry and medicine in late eighteenth century England: a unified perspective of Erasmus Darwin, M. McNeil; Part II: Geological journeys; 3. Jigsaw with pieces missing: Charles Darwin with John Price at Bodnant, the walking tour of 1826 and the expeditions of 1827, P. Lucas; 4. I coloured a map: Darwin's attempts at geological mapping in 1831, M. B. Roberts; 5. Charles Darwin's notes on his 1831 geological map of Shrewsbury, S. Herbert & M. B. Roberts; 6. Darwin's dog-leg: the last stage of Darwin's Welsh field trip of 1831, M. B. Roberts; 7. "A most glorious country": Charles Darwin and North Wales, especially his 1831 geological tour, P. Lucas; Part III: The Beagle specimens; 8. Charles Darwin's plant collections from the voyage of the Beagle, D. M. Porter; 9. Charles Darwin's Beagle collections in the Oxford University Museum, G. Chancellor, A. DiMauro, R. Ingle & G. King; 10. Supplementary notes on Darwin's insects, K. G. V. Smith; 11. More Darwin Beagle notes resurface, D. M. Porter; 12. FitzRoy's foxes and Darwin's finches, W. R. P. Bourne; Part IV: Darwin's data gathering: Questions about the breeding of animals; 13. Charles Darwin. Questions about the breeding of animals. , G. De Beer; 14. Darwin's Questions about the breeding of animals. With a note on Queries about expression, R. B. Freeman & P. J. Gautrey; 15. Charles Darwin's Questions about the breeding of animals, , R. B. Freeman & P. J. Gautrey; 16. Darwin again, J. Browne; 17. Charles Darwin and 'ancient seeds', D. M. Porter; Part V: Natural selection and after; 18. The reading of the Darwin and Wallace papers: an historical "non-event", J. W. T. Moody; 19. T. Lie. The reception of Darwinism in Norway: the early years 1861--1900; 20. Darwin's Archaeopteryx prophecy, G. Kritsky; 21. Offprints of Darwin's "Climbing plants", 1865, R. B. Freeman; 22. Note on the Fritz Muller--Charles Darwin correspondence, A.-K. Mayer; 23. Charles Darwin's Queries about expression, R. B. Freeman & P. J. Gautrey; 24. The early American printings of Darwin's Descent of man!, J. W. Valentine; 25. Darwin's American neighbour, K. G. V. Smith & R. E. Dimick; 26. Samuel Butler, Darwin and Darwinism, B. Coleman; 27. Charles Darwin at Glenridding House, Ullswater, Cumbria, H. P. Moon; 28. Darwin in Chinese, R. B. Freeman; 29. Darwin in Chinese: some additions, P. J. P. Whitehead; Part VI: Methodological issues in Darwin studies; 30. The Charles Darwin--Joseph Hooker correspondence: an analysis of manuscript resources and their use in biography, J. Browne; 31. Exploring Darwin's correspondence: some important but lesser known correspondents and projects, T. Veak; 32. Unveiling Darwin's roots, M. A. Di Gregorio.
Dr E. Charles Nelson is Editor of the journal Archives of Natural History. Duncan M. Porter is Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences in the College of Science at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University.