HERTFORD ART SOCIETY


  HERTFORD ART SOCIETY. Hertford Art Society Members' Show - 8th, 9th and 10th November 2013 - Millbridge Rooms, Millbridge, Hertford This exhibition is exclusively for works by Members of the Society and, this year, will take place one week later than usual to coincide with the celebration of the centenary of Alfred Russel Wallace. …

Hope you like insects | The Hope Entomological Collections


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Wallace in his own words


Wallace 100

Darkened not dormant

Here in the Museum of Natural History’s archives, we proudly house over 300 of Alfred Russel Wallace’s documents. Letters, notes and postcards written by the great naturalist himself. Here you can see Sir David Attenborough holding one of his favourites.

Over the past two years, all of the Wallace paper items in our collection have been scanned, transcribed and uploaded to Wallace Letters Online, a worldwide documentation project that’s part of the Wallace 100 celebrations. But the most remarkable thing is that all this work was done by one woman!

Annette Lord has been a volunteer at the Museum for 3 years and has helped with many family friendly activities, but one day she popped up to the Entomology Department to ask about Wallace’s letters. Her curiosity was piqued and she soon set to work on the enormous task of making them accessible to Wallace fans across the world.

The…

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