Biography of Lamarck
This section of the Lamarck Site contains documents and testimonies concerning the life of the french scientist. Texts which, on some points of Lamarck's life, sometimes constituted the only information source, as for example the ambiguous funeral oration pronounced by Georges Cuvier or the anecdotes printed by Isidore Bourdon, who declares that he received them from Lamarck himself, at the end of his life.
This site is a project of the French Center for Research in the History of Science and Technology. The site contains digitized versions of a range of manuscripts produced by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, a noted Zoologist whose work influenced early evolutionists like Darwin. The manuscripts include letters, books, discourses, memoirs, and others. There are also sections devoted to his critics and his pupils. The site is offered in English, but almost all of the material is only available in French.