Letter to Darwin from from Alfred Russel Wallace, 2 July 1866

Letter from A.R. Wallace
Letter to Darwin from A.R. Wallace, suggesting he drop the term ‘natural selection’.

In this letter, Darwin’s friend Alfred Russel Wallace (who had independently arrived at the idea of ‘Natural Selection’) suggests Darwin should drop the term in favour of the alternative coined by Herbert Spencer, ‘Survival of the Fittest’.

Darwin Correspondence Project: Letter no. 5140.