The manuscripts of Charles Darwin, covering the formation of his theory of natural selection
Rosalind Elsie Franklin (1920-1958) was a British chemist and crystallographer who is best known for her role in the discovery of the structure of DNA. It was her x-ray diffraction photos of DNA and her analysis of that data--provided to Francis Crick and James Watson without her knowledge--that gave them clues crucial to building their correct theoretical model of the molecule in 1953. While best known for this work, Franklin also did important research into the micro-structure and properties of coals and other carbons, and spent the last five years of her career elucidating the structure of plant viruses, notably tobacco mosaic virus.
Short article about Marie Curie's scientific discoveries. But read this article about her notebooks, which are locked in lead boxes due to their radioactivity! https://blog.bir.org.uk/2015/09/02/the-radioactive-legacy-of-marie-curie/comment-page-1/
John Snow's map of cholera outbreaks from nineteenth century London changed how we saw a disease - and gave data journalists a model of how to work today
Jane Goodall arrived in Gombe with little training and no fixed methodology. A very careful observer, she began taking detailed notes on chimp behavior, a pr...
Drawings of the moon as seen with Galileo's telescope. By his own account, Galileo first observed the Moon on November 30, 1609. Comparing patterns of light and shadow in the vicinity of the termina
An image from Einstein's thesis on the theory of relativity
The Library of Congress has digitized almost 4700 items from the Alexander Graham Bell family's papers.
Great examples of notetaking from several scientists, researchers or inventors.
This notebook of Leonardo da Vinci is known today as the Codex Arundel. It is not a bound volume, but was put together after his death from his loose papers of various types and sizes.
Students who used longhand remembered more and had a deeper understanding of the material