Alfred Russel Wallace Collection 1867-1913

ArchivalResource

Alfred Russel Wallace Collection, 1867-1913

Alfred Russel Wallace Collection 1867-1913

A prime exponent of evolutionary theory in the late nineteenth century, the British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace arrived independently at the theory of natural selection nearly simultaneously with Charles Darwin. The numerous publications that emerged from his extended field excusions into the Amazon Basin and the Malay Archipelago (Indonesia) Wallace resulted in major contributions to evolutionary theory, biogeography, ecology, and ethnography, and made Wallace, by the end of his life, one of the best known naturalists in Britain. A Socialist, social progressive, and Spiritualist, Wallace's distinctive take on evolutionary change differed from the Darwinian mainstream in significant ways. The Wallace Collection is a miscellaneous assemblage of letters written by and to Alfred Russel Wallace, primarily during the last twenty five years of his life. Varied in content, the letters touch on Wallace's views on evolution, Spiritualism, and to a less degree, his progressive social commitments.

0.25 Linear feet

Related Constellations

There are 27 Constellations related to this resource.

Salt, Henry S., 1851-1939

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w67p9bmh (person)

Henry Stephens Salt was a British author and humanitarian. Among his publications were writings against slavery, corporal punishment, and vivisection, and in support of socialism, vegetarianism, and the protection of wildflowers. As one of the founders of the Humanitarian League (1891-1919), he edited its publications The Humanitarian (1895-1919) and The Humane review (1900-1910). From the description of Humanitarian League papers, 1897-1923. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries)...

Farmer, W. J.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w63w255s (person)

Scudder, Samuel Hubbard, 1837-1911

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6kw660t (person)

Epithet: palaeontologist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000707.0x0001c4 Samuel H. Scudder was an American entomologist and paleontologist. Scudder specialized in the study of Orthoptera, which at that time was defined to include grasshoppers, crickets, cockroaches and other insects. He also did extensive work on the classification of Lepidoptera and Coleoptera (beetles), and was a pion...

Merlons, Hugo

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6q941c9 (person)

Harrison, Benjamin, 1837-1921

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6n42jh6 (person)

Maskelyne, John Nevil, 1839-1917

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w65b2j97 (person)

Butler, Samuel, 1835-1902

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6s75ss3 (person)

Samuel Butler was an English novelist, essayist, and critic. He was educated at St. John's College, Cambridge, and after a time in New Zealand as a sheep farmer, returned to England in 1864 where he established himself as both a painter and a writer. His satire Erewhon (1872) foreshadowed the collapse of the Victorian illusion of progress. His autobiographical novel, The way of all flesh (1903), is generally considered his masterpiece and is a story about Butler's escape from the suffocating mor...

Birks, Edward

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w63w244x (person)

Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6qj7kph (person)

Born 1820; educated at Hinton Charterhouse near Bath, 1833-1836; assistant schoolmaster at Derby, 1837; worked as a draftsman and engineer during the building of the Birmingham and Gloucester Railway, 1837-1841; sub-editor of the Pilot , the organ of the Complete Suffrage Movement, 1844; occupied himself anew with engineering, 1844-1846, and experimented with mechanical inventions, 1846-1847; sub-editor of The Economist in London, 1848-1853; visited house of John Chapman, the advanced publisher,...

Latham, R.G. (Robert Gordon), 1812-1888

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6xw4p73 (person)

Morley, John, 1838-1923

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6959tn6 (person)

English statesman and author. From the description of Autograph letters signed (7) : to Prof. Knight, 1876-1904. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270613155 1886 and 1892-1895 Chief Secretary for Ireland; 1905-1910 and 1911 Secretary of State for India. Epithet: statesman Title: Viscount Morley of Blackburn British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001026.0x0001f0 ...

Tyndall, John, 1820-1893

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6w37zm7 (person)

British physicist. From the description of John Tyndall letters, 1869-1880. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 122454707 Natural philosopher. Fellow of the Royal Society. From the description of Papers. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80044015 English natural philosopher. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London?], to an unidentified correspondent, [no year] Jun. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270573...

Candolle, Alphonse ˜deœ 1806-1893

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6rs1jpj (person)

Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6tt4pkz (person)

Civil War photohistorian. From the description of The William Gladstone collection, 1862-1890. (US Army, Mil Hist Institute). WorldCat record id: 24153145 English statesman. From the description of Autograph card signed : to C.E. Pascoe, 1876 Nov. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269561267 From the description of Autograph note in third person : to Prof. Knight, 1895 Sept. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269590785 From the description of Aut...

Evans, Edmund, 1826-1905

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6pr85fj (person)

Evans was born Feb. 23, 1826 in Southwark, London, England; at 13 years old, he became reading boy at Samuel Bentley's, printers in Shoe Lane; in 1840 he was apprenticed to wood-engraver Ebenezer Landells; started business as wood-engraver, first on Fleet St. and later on Racquet Court; became known as color engraver, printing The poems of Oliver Goldsmith (1858) and A chronicle of England (1864); color-printed children's books by Walter Crane, Randolph Caldecott, and Kate Greenaway; retired in ...

Lippitt, Francis J. (Francis James), 1812-1902

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w67d7fvc (person)

Pontifex, Arthur

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6jn4z47 (person)

Sargent, Epes, 1813-1880

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6jq13gx (person)

American journalist and poet. From the description of Autograph letters signed (6) : Boston, to Messrs. Harper, 1878 Jan. 11-Mar. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270634718 From the description of An adventure in Cuba : autograph manuscript signed : short story : [n.p., n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870138 American journalist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to George Roberts of the "Times" in Boston, 1852 Mar. 31. ...

Wallace, Alfred Russel, 1823-1913

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6bc41d1 (person)

Wallace was a naturalist and collaborator with Darwin on the theory of evolution. From the description of Letter, 1895, January 16, Parkstone, Dorset, to Wallis Mansford, Esq. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 123275202 Epithet: FRS British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000751.0x00011f British naturalist. From the description of Letters to E. D. Girdlestone : ALS, 18...

Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6xt6jgn (person)

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American author, poet, and critic.writing. In 1834 Poe married his cousin Virginia, who was not quite fourteen at the time, and began seriously seeking a means of supporting "his family." In the spring of 1835, the family moved back to Richmond where Poe took a position with the Southern Literary Messenger . Poe used the opportunity to publish several of his poems and short tales in the paper, but he also began developing his reputation as a pugnacious critic ...

Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6hq40bq (person)

American Poet. From the description of Little Orphant Annie. Last stanza : AMsS, [s.d.]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122540708 James Whitcomb Riley was an American poet, journalist, and lecturer. From the description of James Whitcomb Riley collection of papers, 1878-[1964] bulk (1878-1915). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122363959 From the guide to the James Whitcomb Riley collection of papers, 1878-[1964, 1878-...

Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6q63cm5 (person)

Charles Robert Darwin was born on February 12, 1809 in Shrewsbury, England. His father, Robert Waring Darwin (1766-1848), was a physician, the son of Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802), a poet, philosopher, and naturalist. Robert established a successful medical practice in Shrewsbury where he was known for his kindness extended to the poor. He was financially quite successful and willing to support his sons in their various endeavors. Although not a prolific writer, he was elected to the Royal Society ...

Flower, William Henry, 1831-1899

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6v989nz (person)

Hooker, Joseph Dalton, Sir, 1817-1911

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6pr7v3z (person)

Sir Joseph D. Hooker (1817-1911), botanist, director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, England. From the description of Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker collection, 1828-1909. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38477374 English botanist and traveler. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [London] Mar. 25 1878, to an unidentified recipient at the Daily Telegraph, 1878 Mar. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270666429 Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker was...

Collins, William J. (William Job), 1859-1946

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6387kjc (person)

Epithet: FRCS British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000621.0x00010d William Job Collins was born in London on 9 May 1859 and received his education from University College School, London and St. Bartholomew's Hospital. He became a Fellow, Scholar and gold medallist in Sanitary Science and in Obstetrics at London University and received Honours in Physiology, Forensic Medicine and Surgery. During his care...

Miller, Dewitt, 1857-1911

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6pg1sth (person)

This might be J. DeWitt Miller, who was also a correspondent of Horace Howard Furness, Jr. From the description of Letter to Horace Howard Furness, n.d. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155885389 Dewitt Miller was a book collector, lecturer, and critic. He compiled these scrapbooks about the theatrical production of the novel, Trilby, which became one of the best-selling books of the nineteenth century. The novel's villain, Svengali, is a demonic hyp...

Harting, James Edmund, 1841-1928

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6wm2mxd (person)