“Go it Charlie”

Happy (slightly belated) Darwin Day! To celebrate, here is a cartoon of Darwin I first saw when visiting Down House last summer.

It was drawn by Darwin’s friend and classmate at Cambridge, Albert Way, in 1832. I think the drawing quite nicely speaks to Darwin’s enthusiasm for natural history, and especially beetle collecting, well before his historic voyage and academic achievements later in life.

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  1. […] spotted this drawing on Michael Bok’s Arthropoda blog. It shows Charlie Darwin riding a beetle, and a reproduction is currently on display at Down […]