Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset to J. T. Carrington [none given] on 8 December 1894.
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Wallace, Alfred Russel. (1962 ). Scientist: The Story of the Word. Annals of Science: A Quarterly Review of the History of Science and Technology since the Renaissance, 18(2): 65-85. [p. 77]
Transcriber: Catchpole, Caroline
Transcription date: September 16, 2013
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December 8th, 1894.
I thought the very useful American term 'Scientist' was now adopted, and I see Dr Armstrong used it at the Chemical Society, yesterday. As we have Biologist, Zoologist, Geologist, Botanist, Chemist, Physicist, Physiologist and Specialist, why should we not use 'Scientist'? It seems to me that it has, as the Americans say, 'come to stay,' and it is too late in the day to object to it.
Yours very truly | Alfred R. Wallace
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