Sterling Memorial Library
Free and open to the public
"Your sincere and heteredox friend": Charles Darwin's Letters to James Dwight Dana,
1849-1863 celebrates both the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth and the warm corresponding relationship between these giants of 19th century science and discovery. Darwin and Dana, Silliman Professor of Natural History and Geology in Yale College from 1850 to 1892, never met, but their association as explorers, scholars, and pioneering scientists fostered a rich correspondence between 1849 and 1863. The exhibition features 13 of the 23 letters written by Darwin to Dana and held by Manuscripts and Archives.