I collect artefacts related to Alfred Russel Wallace ("Wallaceiana"), and although there are certainly not nearly as many as there are Darwin-related items ("Darwiniana"), new pieces do occasionally still turn up. The latest is the name badge holder below, which I purchased from a well known online auction site. It was produced for the XV International Congress of Zoology in 1958, which celebrated the 100th anniversary of the reading at the Linnean Society of London, of Darwin and Wallace's seminal papers proposing the theory of evolution by natural selection.
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By George Beccaloni, March 2019
By George Beccaloni (Chairman of the Wallace Memorial Fund) & Simon Purser (Wallacea Nature)
2019 sees the 150th anniversary of the publication of Wallace's excellent book about his travels in Indonesia, Malaysia, East Timor and Singapore - The Malay Archipelago.
WMF Founder George Beccaloni will be the "Ship's Naturalist" on an amazing cruise across the remote eastern part of Indonesia in October 2019, which will raise funds for his Wallace Correspondence Project. The cruise, entitled "In Search of Wallace and his Living Treasures", has just been featured on the prestigious National Geographic Traveller magazine's "Cool List" for 2019 - a real honour!
Research Editor - Alfred Russel Wallace Correspondence Project
Salary: Starting from £32,761 per year
Employment Type: Fixed Term, ending 31 August 2020
Hours Per week (exclusive of lunch breaks): 35
Annual Leave: 30 days, in addition to public and bank holidays.
Work Location: 3 Queens Mews, Buckhurst Hill, Essex IG9 5AZ
My in-depth article about the location of Wallace's legendary house on the Indonesian Island of Ternate has been extensively rewritten and my conclusions have changed based on newly discovered evidence. Please see http://wallacefund.info/content/wallaces-ternate-house The Wallace Fund hopes that the site of the house can be purchased and a replica of it built. This could house a museum about Wallace's adventures and scholarly achievements in Indonesia.