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Wallace's final Darwinism lecture at the Lowell Institute

Wallace's final Darwinism lecture at the Lowell Institute

Catalogue number: WP1/5/7/5

Press cutting reporting on Wallace's final Darwinism lecture at the Lowell Institute, dated November 1886.

This press cutting is from the Boston Daily Advertiser reporting on the final lecture by Wallace in a series on Darwinism. The lecture, on the topic of The Uses of Colours in Fruits and Flowers, was given on 24 November 1886. Wallace was invited to lecture at the Lowell Institute, in Boston, before continuing a tour of America and Canada.

The article gives us an insight into the public's perception of Wallace. About the lectures it states, 'many were the complimentary remarks heard regarding them. The attendance has been large throughout, and perhaps there is no surer test of popularity than this.'

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