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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[March] 1858
Source of text:
Wallace, A. R. (1858). On the tendency of varieties to depart indefinitely from the original type. In: Darwin, C. R. & Wallace, A. R. On the tendency of species to form varieties; and on the perpetuation of varieties and species by natural means of selection. Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology : 3 (9): 45-62 [pp. 53-62]
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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
Samuel Stevens
Date:
March 1858
Source of text:
Anon. (1859). Extracts from correspondence, notices, &c. [Including extracts of letters from Alfred R. Wallace to Samuel Stevens dated March & 2 September 1858, Ternate]. Ibis : 1 (1): 111-116 [pp. 112-113]
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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
Frederick Bates
Date:
2 March 1858
Source of text:
  • Natural History Museum, London: NHM WP1/3/42
  • Natural History Museum, London: NHM Catkey-418388
  • Marchant, J. (Ed.). (1916). In: Alfred Russel Wallace; Letters and Reminiscences. Vol. 1. London & New York: Cassell & Co. [pp. 69-70]
Summary:

Geodephaga species, commenting on notes made by F. Bates in a letter received a month previously; variation of entomological species; species of Catascopus sent to Saunders; habits of Cicindelidae; theory of colours of insect species; planned expedition to northern Celebes; plans to write a Coleoptera Malayana; disgraceful state of current publishing in entomology, comments on particular works.

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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
Henry Norton Shaw
Date:
September 1858
Source of text:
Royal Geographical Society: RGS Corr. Block CB4 1851-60 ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE
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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
Samuel Stevens
Date:
2 September 1858
Source of text:
Wallace, A. R. (1859). Extracts from a letter of Mr. A. R. Wallace to Mr. S. Stevens. Zoologist : 17 (200-201): 6409-6413
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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
Sims (née Wallace), Frances ("Fanny") & Sims, Thomas
Date:
6 September 1858
Source of text:
Natural History Museum, London: NHM WP1/3/43
Summary:

The Sims's business, George Silk's marriage plans; sending Dumas' La Reine Margot; Claudet's stereoscope; photographs by Riglander and Fry; The Family Herald; speeches by Spurjeon.

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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
Samuel Stevens
Date:
5 October 1858
Source of text:
Cambridge University Library: DAR 270.1: 2
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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:
6 October 1858
Source of text:
Cambridge University Library: DAR 270.3: 1
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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
Samuel Stevens
Date:
6 October 1858
Source of text:
Bartlett, E. (Ed.). (1899). In: Wild Animals in Captivity; Being an Account of the Habits, Food, Management and Treatment of the Beasts and Birds at the "Zoo", With Reminiscences and Anecdotes . London: Chapman & Hall. [pp. 346-347]
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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
Mary Ann Wallace (née Greenell)
Date:
6 October 1858
Source of text:
  • Natural History Museum, London: NHM WP1/3/44
  • Marchant, J. (Ed.). (1916). In: Alfred Russel Wallace; Letters and Reminiscences. Vol. 1. London & New York: Cassell & Co. [pp. 71-72]
  • Wallace, A. R. (1908). In: My Life: a Record of Events and Opinions. Vol. 1. London: Chapman & Hall. [p. 196]
Summary:

The BM (Natural History); ARW's relationship with Gray; photography; proposed expedition to Batchian Island near Gilolo; encouraging letters from Hooker and Darwin, his essay read at the Linnean Society; sale by Stevens of collections from Aru; plans to return to England.

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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
Samuel Stevens
Date:
29 October 1858
Source of text:
  • Cambridge University Library: Add. 7339/236
  • Wallace, A. R. (1859). [Extract from letter from Alfred R. Wallace dated 29 Oct. 1858, Batchian, Moluccas; to Samuel Stevens and communicated by him to the ESL meeting of 7 March 1859]. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of London: 1858-1859: 61
  • Wallace, A. R. (1859). [Extract from letter from Alfred R. Wallace dated 29 Oct. 1858, Batchian, Moluccas; to Samuel Stevens and read by him at the ZSL meeting of 22 March 1859]. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London: 27: 129
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Talks of collecting beetles and birds (some new species) at the Kaisal Islands. 20 new species of Loyrcorus and several species of the genus Serixia. Discovered a new bird of paradise (new genus). Surprised to find it so far out. Mentions that the essay he sent to Darwin on "Varieties" has been read out alongside Darwin's at the Linnean; asks if they are published can Stevens obtain a few copies and send them to ARW's friends.

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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
[unknown person]
Date:
November 1858
Source of text:
Wallace, A. R. (1859). Remarks on enlarged coloured figures of insects. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of London : 1858-1859 : 66-67
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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
Francis Polkinghorne Pascoe
Date:
28 November 1858
Source of text:
  • Natural History Museum, London: NHM WP1/8/262
  • Natural History Museum, London: NHM WP1/8/262
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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
George Charles Silk
Date:
30 November 1858
Source of text:
  • Natural History Museum, London: NHM WP1/3/45
  • Natural History Museum, London: NHM WP1/3/60
  • Natural History Museum, London: NHM WP1/3/60
  • Natural History Museum, London: NHM WP1/3/60
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ARW's love of solitude; suggests Silk reads his article [with Darwin about natural selection] in August Linnean Society Proceedings; proud of complimentary remarks by Lyell and Hooker therein; dislike of politics; interest in ethnology; asks about books read; has read Tristram Shandy and novels by Dumas; marriage; sending an article on "smoke" for The Athenaeum.

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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
Samuel Stevens
Date:
[1859?]
Source of text:
Wallace, A. R. (1860). Note on the sexual differences in the genus Lomaptera [communicated by Samuel Stevens to the ESL meeting of 6 Feb. 1860]. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of London : 1858-1859 : 107
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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
Samuel Stevens
Date:
28 January 1859
Source of text:
Wallace, A. R. (1859). [Extracts from a letter from Alfred R. Wallace to Samuel Stevens dated 28 Jan. 1859, Batchian; communicated by Stevens to the ESL meeting of 6 June 1859]. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of London : 1858-1859 : 70
Summary:

An account of ARW’s visceral reaction to capturing a new Ornithoptera, “the finest butterfly in the world”, and explains that he is remaining at Batchian, Moluccas with the intention of collecting additional Paradisea specimens.

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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:
March 1859
Source of text:
Wallace, A. R. (1859). Letter from Mr. Wallace concerning the geographical distribution of birds. Ibis : 1 (4): 449-454
Summary:

ARW makes “a few remarks and criticisms” of Sclater’s paper [Sclater, P. L. 1859. The Geographical Distribution of Birds. Ibis, 1: 449-454.]. He challenges the areas that Sclater proposes for his “six grand zoological provinces” by redefining the regions. ARW discusses the geology and zoology of these areas.

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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
Thomas Sims
Date:
25 April 1859
Source of text:
  • Natural History Museum, London: NHM WP1/3/46
  • Cockerell, T. D. A. (1913). Recollections of Dr. Alfred Russel Wallace. Science: 38: 871-877 [p. 871]
Summary:

Enthusiasm for entomology and desire to complete work on geographical and geological distribution of species in the Indo-Australian archipelago before returning to England; stereoscopic photo effects, Sims's business.

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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
Samuel? Stevens?
Date:
[28] [April] [1859]
Source of text:
  • Zoological Society of London: GB 0814 BADW
  • Bartlett, E. (Ed.). (1899). In: Wild Animals in Captivity; Being an Account of the Habits, Food, Management and Treatment of the Beasts and Birds at the "Zoo", With Reminiscences and Anecdotes. London: Chapman & Hall. [p. 347]
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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
Francis Polkinghorne Pascoe
Date:
20 July 1859
Source of text:
Natural History Museum, London: NHM WP1/8/263
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