Wallace Letters Online (the electronic archive of Wallace's correspondence) has just received its first major update since its launch on 24th January this year.
Now that Wallace Letters Online has offically launched and in this celebratory year of all things Wallace, I will be selecting a letter from each month of the year from the catalogue and blogging about it (there may be more than one if I just can't choose between letters one month!).
The blogs will be posted on the Natural History Museum's Wallace100 blog and you can read January's selection here;
Wallace Letters Online (WLO), the Wallace Correspondence Project's online archive of Wallace's letters, is now live on the Natural History Museum's website - see http://www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curation/scientific-resources/collections/library-collections/wallace-letters-online/index.html (a short url is http://www.nhm.ac.uk/wallacelettersonline).
Firstly, Happy New Year and Happy Wallace100 from all three of us at the Wallace Correspondence Project! This year is going to be extremely busy for us thanks to the Wallace anniversary and because it is the final year of Phase 1 of the WCP. Our three year grant from the Andrew W.
The Wallace Correspondence Project's online archive of Wallace's letters, Wallace Letters Online (WLO), has been 'soft launched' for testing today, with the 'official' public launch set for the same day as the launch of the Natural History Museum's Wallace100 series of Wallace-related centenary events i.e. the 24th January 2013. If you are interested in helping to test WLO then please let me know and I will send you details of how to access it.
Some exciting news here at the WCP to share with you all; I’ve recently found 105 letters written to Alfred Russel Wallace, that we weren’t originally aware of! It came about, as most discoveries do really, with a little bit of luck.
I was cataloguing some letters we recently received from the American Philosophical Society and one of them was from Wallace to Swan Sonnenschein & Co., the book publishers.
Recently I needed to watermark hundreds of image files but found that batch processing them using my version of Adobe PhotoShop was rather complex.... After a lot of searching on the Internet I discovered FastStone Image Viewer, which I can highly recommend. It also does lots of other useful things - e.g. it can resize images in batches, and amazingly it is entirely free (but donations are welcome)!
I have updated the WCP's transcription protocol - please download the new version (v. 15) by CLICKING HERE. If you would like to see how it differs from version 14 then please see the following Word document which shows the changes - http://wallaceletters.info/content/comparison-between-version-14-15-wcps-transcription-protocol
Historian of Science Dr John van Wyhe (University of Singapore), officially launched his Wallace Online website today - see http://wallace-online.org/ Wallace Online is the first complete edition of Wallace's published writings (22 books and over 900 articles). It also contains records of manuscript items compiled from several electronic catalogues, which means that these can be conveniently searched using a single interface.
Caroline has just written a wonderful article about one of her favorite Wallace letters for the Natural History Museum's library blog - see http://www.nhm.ac.uk/natureplus/community/library/blog/2012/09/20/item-of-the-month-september-2012--drama-at-sea