This project has been made possible by the contributions of literally hundreds of people.

We would like to thank the following for their invaluable contributions to this project:

The Wallace family - especially Dick and the late John Wallace for help in a diverse range of ways.

Sir David Attenborough for agreeing to be the project's Patron.

James Moore (UK) - for advice on the extent and distribution of Wallace correspondence. By sharing results from his research over many years, he saved the project much time and effort.

Paul Wason (USA) - for believing in the project, seeing it through difficult times and helping secure much needed funding from the John Templeton Foundation.

The Charles Darwin Trust, especially Randal Keynes, for an enormous amount of help in planning Phase 2 of the project and for hosting the grant from the Templeton Foundation.

Richard Milner (USA) - for much support and help and for providing funding for the WCP through his Wallace Centenary Celebration project.

The project is also very grateful to London's Natural History Museum for hosting the project during Phase 1, and to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (USA) and John Templeton Foundation (USA) for generous grants which made the project possible.

We also thank the following:

Andreia Salvador - for translating a letter in Portuguese.
Andy Polaszek (NHM, UK) - for assisting the project in various ways.
Anna Mayer (Germany) - for helping to set up the project and listing the letters in the British Library.
Annette Lord (UK) - for scanning and transcribing all letters held at the Oxford Museum of Natural History as well as many others.
Anthony Theobold - for technical advice about digitisation and online letters projects.
Ben Arthur (UK) - for all his hard work editing documents and images in 2012.
Charles Smith (USA) - for help in many different ways and for generously allowing us to use his transcripts of published letters.
Christine Garwood (UK) - for providing useful information.
Claudia Cardilo - for her assistance with Italian.
Darren Mann (UK) - for arranging for the letters in the Hope Dept., Oxford, to be scanned for our project.
Dave Kilby - for technical advice about digitisation and online letters projects.
Darwin Correspondence Project (UK) - particularly Dr Alison Pearn, Rosy Clarkson and Samantha Evans, for their generously allowing us to use transcripts of letters written by Darwin as well as assistance with copyright queries.
Graeme Cannon - for technical input in digitisation projects and online letters projects.
Ildeu Moreira (Brazil).
John van Wyhe (Singapore) - for providing useful information.
Lisa Smith.
Malcolm Scoble (NHM, UK) - was key to gaining initial approval for the project in the NHM.
Mike Sadka (NHM, UK) - for extremely useful help and advice on designing the project's MS Access database.
Nancy Chillingworth (NHM, UK) - for advice on IPR issues.
Rachel Clark (UK) - for all her help editing images for the project.
Renzo Nelli - for assistance with Italian copyright laws.
Simon Rycroft (NHM, UK) - for technical help with this website and advice on file naming conventions.
Steve Cafferty (NHM, UK) - for allowing us to use the HerbScan machines he purchased for the NHM's part of the Mellon-funded Plant Initiatives project (see These were used to scan nearly all of the NHM's Wallace correspondence.
Tim Padfield (UK) - for valuable assistance with UK copyright law queries.
Tyndall Correspondence Project - in particular James Elwick, for sharing their transcription protocol with us.
William ("Bill") Wallace for supplying us with scans of documents he owns.

We would like to thank the following repositories and individuals for supplying images of letters and other documents:

Abo Academy, Finland.
Alexander Library of Ornithology, one of the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford.
American Museum of Natural History, New York.
American Philosophical Society.
Andrew Berry.
Angus Carroll.
Archives of American Art - Smithsonian Institution.
Archives of Naturalis Biodiversity Center (Leiden, the Netherlands).
Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University.
Australian Museum.
Bedfordshire and Luton Archives Service.
Biblioteca di Scienze, Italy.
Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford.
Bodleian Library of Commonwealth & African Studies at Rhodes House.
Boston Museum of Science
Boston Public Library.
Brighton & Hove Libraries.
British Geological Society.
British Museum.
Brotherton Library, University of Leeds.
Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections, University of Birmingham.
California Academy of Sciences.
Cambridge University Library.
Churchill Archives Centre, University of Cambridge.
Croydon Local Studies Library and Archive Service.
Dirk Backenköehler.
Dittrick Medical History Center of Case Western Reserve University.
Edinburgh University Library.
English Heritage.
Folger Shakespeare Library.
Gail Guthrie.
George Beccaloni.
Ghent University, Belgium.
Glamorgan Archives.
Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge.
Greater Manchester County Record Office (with Manchester Archives).
Harvard University Archives.
Harvard University - Gray Herbarium.
Harvard University - Houghton Library.
Harvard University - Museum of Comparative Zoology.
Harvard University - Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute.
Harvard University - The Harvard Medical Library in the Francis A.
Countway Library of Medicine.
Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
Hope Entomological Library, Oxford University Museum of Natural History.
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center.
Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas.
Imperial College London.
International Institute of Social History (Amsterdam).
Iowa State University.
Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, University of South Carolina Libraries.
John Hay Library, Brown University.
John Hopkins University, Baltimore.
John Innes Foundation Historical Collections.
John Rylands University Library, The University of Manchester.
John Greenell Wilson.
Knox College Library, Galesburg, Illinois.
Lambeth Archives.
Le Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle.
Leiden University Library.
Lilly Library, Indiana University.
Linnean Society of London.
Liverpool University Library.
London School of Economics Archives.
Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery.
Mark Samuels.
Missouri Botanical Garden.
Morgan Library and Museum, New York.
Moser Library, Shrewsbury School.
National Library of Australia.
National Library of Ireland.
National Library of Scotland.
National Library of Wales.
National Museums Scotland.
Natural History Museum, London.
Philips Library, Peabody Essex Museum.
Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford.
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.
Princeton University.
Professor James Williams.
Professor Philip Howse.
Quentin Keynes.
Richard Milner.
Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Royal College of Physicians.
Royal Entomological Society.
Royal Geographical Society.
Royal Institution of Great Britain.
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).
Senate House Library, University of London.
Senckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches Institut.
Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive.
Sheffield Archives.
SOAS Library, Archives and Special Collections.
St. Andrew's University Special Collections.
Staatsarchiv Basel-Stadt.
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin.
State Library of South Australia.
Strathclyde University Archives.
Stephanie Thurston.
Surrey History Centre.
The Bancroft Library, Berkeley.
The British Library.
The College of Psychic Studies.
The Institution of Engineering and Technology.
The London Library.
The New York Botanical Garden.
The New York Public Library.
The Royal Society.
Tomas Feininger.
Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery.
Universitaets- und Landesbibliothek Duesseldorf.
University College Dublin.
University College London Special Collections.
University Museum of Zoology Cambridge.
University of Amsterdam Special Collections.
University of Bristol, Special Collections.
University of California, Santa Barbara.
University of Chicago Special Collections Library.
University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries.
University of Dundee.
University of Exeter, Special Collections.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
University of Pennsylvania.
University of Reading, Special Collections.
University of Toronto.
University of Virginia, Special Collections.
University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Wagner College, New York.
Wellcome Trust.
West Sussex Record Office.
Women's Library.
Yale University - Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
Yale University - Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library.
Yale University Library - Manuscripts and Archives.
Zoological Society London.

We would like to thank the following volunteers for transcribing letters and other documents:

Adams, Christina (UK).
Ahmed, Rayhnuma (Harvard University, USA).
Anacootee, Emma (UK).
Arias, Lily (PERU/Indiana State University (US).
Ather, Rabiya (Harvard University, USA).
Barton, Michael (USA).
Bevan, Deniz (Canada).
Botelho, Alyssa (Harvard University, USA).
Bourne, Fiona (UK).
Bradbury, Alexandra (Harvard University, USA).
Brunnen, Claire (UK).
Campbell, John (Harvard University, USA).
Chen, Eric (Harvard University, USA).
Chudasama Mahmud, Aisha (UK).
Clerx, William (Harvard University, USA).
Cooper, Rod (UK).
Cooper, Rosie (UK).
Fidele, Genevieve.
Gibbs, Rosie (UK).
Griffin, Mary (Harvard University, USA).
Griffin, Molly (Harvard University, USA).
Hansman, Emily (Harvard University, USA).
Hauserman, Samantha (USA).
Hill, Jenny (UK).
Jackson, John (UK).
Jenkins, Helen (UK).
Kirwan, Luke (Ireland).
Klug, Benjamin (Harvard University, USA).
Knott, Peter (UK).
Kowal, Emma (Harvard University, USA).
Lang, Ben (UK).
Lau, Jessica (UK).
Lester, Ahren (UK).
Lett, Lanair (Harvard University, USA).
Linden, Tess (Harvard University, USA).
Martinho, Antone (Harvard University, USA).
McComb, Angela (USA).
McCombie, Arleen (UK).
Merry, Sarah (UK).
Monshin, Deborah (UK).
Moody, Liz (UK).
Moscoso, Alessa (Harvard University, USA).
Murphy, Will (Harvard University, USA).
Nitz, Jason (Australia).
Noriega, Melisa (Harvard University, USA).
O'Donnell, Dick (UK).
O'Hanlon, Alice (UK).
Parfitt, Elisabeth (UK).
Pearson, Keon (Harvard University, USA).
Pulice, John (Harvard University, USA).
Riding, Fay (UK).
Rosen, Gabriel (Harvard University, USA).
Royce, Isobel (UK).
Saint-Smith, Lucy (UK).
Salvador, Andreia (UK).
Seo, Veri (Harvard University, USA).
Shapland, Lesley (UK).
Sloyan, Victoria (UK).
Smith , Sam (Harvard University, USA).
Sundquist, Luke (Harvard University, USA).
Szentgyorgyi, Katherine (UK).
Truong, Michael (Harvard University, USA).
Ulguim, Priscilla Ferreira (UK).
Vanostran, Collin (Harvard University, USA).
Vongsachang, Hurnan (Harvard University, USA).
Watkins, Sophia (Harvard University, USA).
Wong, Jenny (Harvard University, USA).

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith