Alfred Russel Wallace co-discovered the theory of evolution by natural selection. The Wallace Collection brings together a remarkable selection of digitised letters, notes, articles and even some of the insect specimens he collected on his travels.
Transcriptions and interpretations complement items in the collection and give a rare and personal insight into the extraordinary life and work of Wallace, the naturalist, collector, spiritualist and family man.
Find out about the Wallace Collection at the Museum and discover the importance of the insect specimens.
Explore the online collection and gain insight into Wallace’s life and work.
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Practice research skills using letters and material from the collection. Particularly relevant to post-16 science in society or history students.