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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
Frances ("Fanny") Sims (née Wallace)
Date:
1836-1843
Source of text:
Natural History Museum, London: NHM WP3/13
Summary:

No summary available.

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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
Herbert Edward ("Edward") Wallace
Date:
May 1836
Source of text:
Natural History Museum, London: NHM WP3/13
Summary:

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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
John Wallace
Date:
11 January 1840
Source of text:
Natural History Museum, London: NHM WP1/3/6
Summary:

The Penny Post, including a poem on the subject; John's membership of the Literary Society; Chartist trials at Monmouth; description of lodgings and Mr and Mrs Wright.

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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
George Charles Silk
Date:
12 January 1840
Source of text:
Natural History Museum, London: NHM WP1/3/7
Summary:

Hertford Literary Society; Penny Post; countryside around Kington; Chartist trials; Crutwell and other acquaintances in Hertford.

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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
George Charles Silk
Date:
15 January 1840
Source of text:
  • Natural History Museum, London: NHM WP1/3/5
  • Wallace, A. R. (1905). In: My Life: A Record of Events and Opinions. Vol. 1. London: Chapman & Hall. [pp. 142-143]
Summary:

Asks about closure of Hertford library and sale of its books; describes his rail journey to Kington area, ecstatic about outdoor pleasures of enjoying nature while land surveying; Chartists are gaining strength, ominous for nation.

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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
Herbert Edward ("Edward") Wallace
Date:
c. 1841
Source of text:
Wallace, A. R. (1905). In: My Life: A Record of Events and Opinions . Vol. 1. London: Chapman & Hall. [p. 178]
Summary:

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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
Herbert Edward ("Edward") Wallace
Date:
[16] [March] [1842]
Source of text:
  • Natural History Museum, London: NHM WP1/3/9
  • Wallace, A. R. (1905). In: My Life: A Record of Events and Opinions. Vol. 1. London: Chapman & Hall. [p. 178]
Summary:

A long, evocative, descriptive poem about Wales, contrasting wild and beautiful countryside with the ugly hell of coal mines and Welsh miners’ brutal existence there.

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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
William Henry Fox Talbot
Date:
21 April 1843
Source of text:
  • British Library, The: Talbot: Letters to W. H. F. Talbot (VEZ-WAT), Add MS 88942/2/143: 1821-1867
  • British Library, The: 29841
  • British Library, The: 29841
Summary:

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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
Henry Walter Bates
Date:
26 June 1845
Source of text:
Natural History Museum, London: NHM WP1/3/13
Summary:

Lists 90 insect specimens sent in box of duplicates, including some to be identified and a series of Aphodius from the Brecknockshire Beacons; describes insects and plants collected there; plans for an insect cabinet and thorough study of a few (Coleoptera) families. “Best capture” was the “most beautiful” Trichius fasciatus, the Bee Beetle.

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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
Henry Walter Bates
Date:
3 October 1845
Source of text:
Natural History Museum, London: NHM WP1/3/14
Summary:

Have been surprisingly unsuccessful at collecting many insects, despite being constantly outdoors in the Welsh countryside this summer doing surveying work. Paucity of insects to collect. List of duplicate specimens ARW could have if he likes; located and bought copy of Shuckard's "Coleoptera," an illustrated treatise on beetles.

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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
Henry Walter Bates
Date:
13 October 1845
Source of text:
Natural History Museum, London: NHM WP1/3/15
Summary:

Exchanges and trades insect specimens with other collectors; very slight difference between Donacia impressa and D. linearis; planning design of a new insect cabinet; Mr Kirby's cabinet; Ray Society publications; butterfly Colias hyale.

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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
Henry Walter Bates
Date:
9 November 1845
Source of text:
Natural History Museum, London: NHM WP1/3/16
Summary:

Acknowledges arrival of beetles from Bates; design and costs of crafted insect cabinets and storage boxes. “Have you read [Chambers’] 'Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation' or is it out of your line?”

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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
Henry Walter Bates
Date:
28 December 1845
Source of text:
Natural History Museum, London: NHM WP1/3/17
Summary:

Insect cabinets and boxes; opines that "Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation" is “ingenius [sic] theory” supported by “striking facts” but “remains to be proved” by more facts about “progressive development of species”; Lawrence's “Lectures on Man” interesting on formation of human races; Pritchard's physical history of man; distinction between species and varieties in man; Humboldt's "Cosmos" supports similar theories.

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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
Henry Walter Bates
Date:
11 April 1846
Source of text:
Natural History Museum, London: NHM WP1/3/11
Summary:

Exchanging monthly lists of insect acquisitions; plans to keep journal recording each natural capture with location, time, and notes; periodical appearance of insects; meteorology; lists Coleoptera taken in March 1846; opinion of the writings of Lyell, Darwin and Humboldt; Kirby and Spencer's entomology; Spry's figures; lack of natural historians and books in Neath.

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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
Henry Walter Bates
Date:
3 May 1846
Source of text:
Natural History Museum, London: NHM WP1/3/12
Summary:

Coleoptera specimens wanted from Bates's list, specimens he has available for exchange; sending tracing of a map showing Crymlin [Crymlyn] Burrows, geology and plants there; describes Neath and Swansea valleys including a small ink sketch; plans to collect in Swansea area; Dilwyn's catalogue of Swansea Coleoptera; discusses entomological pins and microscopes.

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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
Henry Walter Bates
Date:
9 June 1846
Source of text:
Natural History Museum, London: NHM WP1/3/94
Summary:

Describes new insect cabinet under construction, which contains 28 drawers, stands 3 feet high. Describes recent list of insects, highlighting "latest good captures" among other observations.

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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
Henry Walter Bates
Date:
August 1846
Source of text:
Natural History Museum, London: NHM WP1/3/18
Summary:

Lack of response from Bates to insects and letter sent two months earlier; current scarcity of insects near Neath; arrival of Lepidoptera from friend in Georgia, USA, including sketch of Bombyx [a moth]; death of collected Lepidoptera larvae.

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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
Edward Newman
Date:
1847?
Source of text:
Newman, E. (1847). Capture of Trichius fasciatus near Neath. Zoologist : 5 : 1676
Summary:

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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
Henry Walter Bates
Date:
11 October 1847
Source of text:
Natural History Museum, London: NHM WP1/3/19
Summary:

Visits London and Paris; describes Parisian architecture, museums, galleries and boulevards; the layout and operation of the Jardin des Plantes including sketches of mineral cabinets and cases in its museum; studied insects at the British Museum to identify his collection of American Coleoptera; desires to study one family thoroughly with regard to the theory of the origin of species; Ray Society; Oken's Elements of Physiophilosophy and variety, distribution and arrangement of species.

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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
George Charles Silk
Date:
16 June 1848
Source of text:
Natural History Museum, London: NHM WP1/3/89
Summary:

Describes voyage from Liverpool to Pará [Belém] which was achieved in 31 days (26 April - 28 May); detailed description of City, including its public spaces and buildings. Rented a house "nearer the woods"; abundance of oranges and bananas and low cost of beef; striking racial mix in the City of Europeans, Africans, and Amerindians; enjoys climate, has been collecting insects and comments on variety; collected 400 "distinct kinds"; hopes to collect plants when he gets his own house; will send word when a parcel is expected.

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