Did you know that Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln share a birthday? They were both born on February 12th, 1809.

Of course, many new books about Lincoln and Darwin are being published in their bicentennial year. And while there are lots of websites about each man and his impact upon our world, two websites in particular gather together and make available their papers. The Complete Works of Charles Darwin Online is produced by Dr. John van Wyhe. The Library of Congress provides access to Abraham Lincoln’s papers as part of the American Memory project.

In honor of the anniversary of their births, we’re featuring Lincoln and Darwin-specific titles from our General Reference and Science Reference collections, on the two shelves to the left of the Reference Office.  Admire the Charles Darwin bobble head and take a look at The Abraham Lincoln Encyclopedia and All Things Darwin.  Want more?  Visit the librarian on duty or send us an e-mail.

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