Wallace's Exploration and Travelling 

Mr. Wallace is a naturalist of no ordinary calibre. His travels in South America and elsewhere are a sufficient guarantee of his high merits; he now writes from Sarawak, Borneo. 

William J. Hamilton, President of the Geological Society of London, 1855-56 (Cited in Smith, 2008: 205)

I see by Natural History notices that you are doing great work in the Archipelago; & most heartily do I sympathise with you. For God sake take care of your health. There have been few such noble labourers in the cause of Natural Science as you are.

Letter from Charles Darwin to Wallace, 6 April 1859 (Marchant, 1916: 1:136) 

What we plan to cover... 

Why was Wallace driven to explore the remotest parts of the globe?

How was Wallace's exploration different to others at the time?

How was Wallace's reputation affected by his time travelling the world?

What impact did this period of his life have on his science?

1848 :: Alfred Russel Wallace leaves for South America.

1852 :: Wallace returns from South America (he loses his entire collection in shipwreck). 

1854 :: Wallace leaves for the Malay Archipelago.

1862 :: Wallace returns from the Malay Archipelago.

1869 :: The Malay Archipelago published by Wallace.

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