Today marks the end of an annual two week summer visit from a group of Harvard students.
Each year a group from Harvard visit the UK as part of a two month summer school which includes visits to Oxford and London. During this period they spend two weeks here in the NHM Library & Archives working on the ongoing Wallace Correspondence project. They are each given a collection of Wallace letters to transcribe during their time here, providing invaluable support to the ongoing project.
The Wallace Correspondence Project commenced in October 2010 and aims to finish in October 2013. For more information about this exciting project visit the Wallace Correspondence Project official website.
The students are in the UK for a total of eight weeks and are funded by the David Rockefeller International Experience Grants Program (DRIEG). After they finish at the NHM this week they are attending the Harvard Summer Program course called "An exploration of evolutionary biology" at Oxford University.
Many thanks for all your hard work, it has been a pleasure having you working in the Reading Room. I'm just sorry that you had experience this years 'English Summer'!