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Portrait of Wallace's wife

Portrait of Wallace's wife

Catalogue number: WP2/1/8

Photograph of Wallace's wife Annie, undated, circa 1870.

This photograph shows Wallace's wife Annie. She was the daughter of Wallace's botanist friend William Mitten. Wallace met Annie in 1865. After a year of socialising with the Mitten family and enjoying long walks in the countryside together they were married. Wallace was 43 years old, Annie just 20.

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