On 7th November, 1913, the co-discoverer (with Charles Darwin) of Natural Selection, Alfred Russel Wallace, died, age 90, at his home in Dorset.
On this day in 1858, Darwin and Wallace's joint paper on evolution by means of Natural Selection was read to the Linnean Society.
On this day in 1858, Darwin received a bombshell in the form of a letter from Alfred Russel Wallace.
I'd heard the legend, of course. Every Darwin groupie has. The missing photograph of the two co-discoverers of evolution by means of Natural Selection, Darwin and Wallace, standing side-by-side. Together. In the same frame.
A very readable biography about the co-discoverer of Natural Selection—the man who nearly scooped Darwin.
Alfred Russel Wallace's address books are now available for downloading.
On 1st July, 1858, Charles Darwin first went public with his theory of evolution by means of Natural Selection.
Some feedback to an earlier post.
BBC Radio 4: GreatLives - Alfred Russel Wallace.
Darwin receives the shock of his life!