Covers the period leading up to and immediately after the publication of The Origin of Species.
List of illustrations; List of letters; Introduction; Acknowledgements; List of provenances; Note on editorial policy; Darwin/Wedgwood genealogy; Abbreviations; The Correspondence 1858 9; Appendixes; Manuscript alterations and comments; Bibliography; Biographical register and index to correspondents; Index.
"Surely destined to stand as one of the triumphs in scope and excellence of post-war publishing in England."
– The Sunday Times
"The Correspondence in its totality is a treasure house for scientists, sociologists, historians and geographers alike. It also makes fascinating general reading."
– New Scientist
"The Calendar of The Correspondence of Charles Darwin is [...] one of the most important reference books to be published in the twentieth century."
"A veritable reference guide to early Victorian natural science."