In September 2014 my wife Jan and I led a very enjoyable, interesting and successful (!!) three week tour to key Wallace-related places in the Malay Archipelago.
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By Tom McLaughlin
Ternate, Indonesia – As some of you know who have been following my commentaries, I have been on a search for Ali, the assistant to Alfred Wallace, the great adventurer who, in 1858, published the Ternate paper.
This paper, along with those of Charles Darwin, was the beginning of evolution in science. It is stated in the Malay Archipelago that Ali married and later moved to Ternate. While here I hired a car and driver to find him.
On Saturday October 18 a wonderful new sculpture of Wallace was unveiled in Hertford, UK, the town where Wallace went to school. It was created by talented local sculptor Rodney Munday who had won a public competition to produce the work.
The sculpture was the brainchild of Hertford Civic Society and Malcolm Ramsay of the Society oversaw the project from beginning to end.
Alfred Russel Wallace in the Malay Archipelago – The Singapore Statue Campaign
By Barry Clarke
Check out the advert below for UCLA's Wallace Centennial Celebration, which is taking place on the 15th November 2014. There are lots of very interesting talks by a number of famous speakers. Attend if you can! See their website for more information: https://www.eeb.ucla.edu/arwallace
On Saturday 12th July my wife and I took our friend the American Wallace scholar Jim Costa, on a visit to Hertford - the town north of London where Wallace went to school. Although it was a 'fun' rather than research trip I did discover a few things which I thought would be worthwhile reporting: