Alfred Wallace’s life and times

Science historian Dr John van Wyhe and his fellow researchers at the National University of Singapore have compiled the entire collection of Alfred Russel Wallace’s documented life and discoveries from his scientific travels. The memoir includes 28,000 pages of historical manuscripts and 22,000 magnificent illustrations. All these documents, published and unpublished, are now freely available on their website Wallace Online.

Map of Neath

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Trained by his eldest brother William, he developed a keen eye for detail in drawing and mapping his surroundings. His exposure to the outdoors sparked an interest in botany and geology. In 1845, he and David Rees completed this map of the parish of Neath in the County of Glamorgan. Image: Wallace Online

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