Today's reference site is the 1902 Encyclopedia. 1902 Encyclopedia is a digitized and searchable version of the 1902-03 Encyclopedia Britannica (10th edition). The text is not presented as page images but rather as type on the screen, with scanned images from the original pages presented alongside the text.
Famous 19th century thinkers and scientists wrote many of the articles for the 1902 Encyclopedia Britannica. Thomas Huxley wrote the entry on Darwin's theory of evolution; William Morris contributed an article on the history of mural decoration. More famous entries are listed on the contributers page.