This letter was written by Wallace to his mother, Mary, from Java on 20 July 1861, just as his Malay Archipelago adventure was coming to an end. The opening sentence reveals his plans:
George Beccaloni's blog
CLICK HERE to see a 9 minute video about the Wallace Correspondence Project and our Web database Wallace Letters Online. It is a talk I did as part of the Natural History Museum's Informatics Day on the 24th July 2013.
A variety of bugs were corrected in the Wallace Letters Online user interface last week by the Museum's IT team. We (and they) are aware of other bugs, such as additional spaces in the text of the pdf versions of transcripts, and these will be corrected when they have time.
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).
The Wallace Correspondence Project's online archive of Wallace's letters, Wallace Letters Online (WLO),
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)!