Alfred Russel Wallace : Alfred Wallace : A. R. Wallace :
Russel Wallace : Alfred Russell Wallace (sic)


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photoportrait of Alfred Russel Wallace, age 66
 Click on the image to see nine
 other Wallace likenesses.

New:  My latest book on Wallace, Dear Sir: SIxty-Nine Years of Alfred Russel Wallace
Letters to the Editor,
was published on 30 November 2014 by Siri Scientific Press
in England.  Copies may be purchased online at the publisher's website, or
through a number of online vendors.

"Truth is born into this world only with pangs and tribulations, and every fresh truth is received unwillingly. To expect the world to receive a new truth, or even an old truth, without challenging it, is to look for one of those miracles which do not occur." (from an interview of Wallace published posthumously in 1913)

"Whenever we depart from the great principles of truth and honesty, of equal freedom and justice to all men whether in our relations with other states, or in our dealings with our fellow-men, the evil that we do surely comes back to us, and the suffering and poverty and crime of which we are the direct or indirect causes, help to impoverish ourselves." (from Bad Times, 1885)


Welcome to The Alfred Russel Wallace Page, a website dedicated to celebrating the life and work of the English naturalist, evolutionist, and social critic Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913)!  The links above* connect you to various kinds of information on one of the most fascinating figures in the history of science.

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  Still Having Trouble Finding Things?  If so, try using the following three lists as a means of coming up with searchable names and terms: (1) the 'Wallace Thesaurus' (which lists places, terms, and titles in one way or another connected with Wallace; (2) the 'Personal Names Index' (which lists the names of people and corporate entities found in Wallace's published writings); or (3) the 'General Subject Index' (which associates Wallace's published writings with a list of general subjects). 

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Last modified 28 February 2015.