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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...
Historian of Science Dr John van Wyhe (University of Singapore),
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
The sample transcript on the Transcription Protocol page (http://wallaceletters.info/content/transcription) has been updated to accord with the latest version of the project's protocol. It can be downloaded from the page, or by clicking the following link: http://wallaceletters.info/sites/wallaceletters.info/files/SampleTranscr...
Last week, I bade farewell to 9 Harvard students who had spent the last two weeks hard at work transcribing letters for the Wallace Correspondence Project. Their time at the Museum is part of a wider summer programme of study they undertake, which sees them head to Oxford to take the course “An exploration of evolutionary biology at Oxford University” (http://www.summer.harvard.edu/abroad/oxford/ ),
This is an exciting time for the Wallace Correspondence Project as there have been many significant recent developments. The most important thing is that the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation recently approved funding for year 3 of the project. This is the final year of Phase 1 of the project so we will soon have to start looking for funding for Phase 2â¦
In 2013 the Natural History Museum in London will be celebrating 100 years since Wallace's death with a programme of activity which is likely to comprise a display/trail of Wallace material in the galleries, a Wallace area on the Museum's website, a conference, and other exciting events. The Museum needs a name for this series of activities and would like your help in choosing it. To help please complete the following extremely quick survey by May 23, 2012:- http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/35LV33G
Over the past week I have been cataloguing letters received from the American Museum of Natural History. They had 49 letters relating to Wallace in their Special Collections and the majority of the correspondence is between Wallace and Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell covering the years 1890 to 1912. TDA Cockerell (1846-1948) was born in Norwood, England and was the brother of Sydney Carlyle Cockerell (who was the Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge from 1908-1937).
I have been editing transcriptions this week, which has been great fun reading about Wallace's exploits! However, I have become stuck on a word that I just can't decipher and I thought I'd ask any eagle-eyed readers out there if they would like to have a guess at what it could be!
The letter is written by Wallace to his son, William in 1901 and he is talking about overseeing the building of Old Orchard, his last home he lived in in Dorset.