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The Wallace Correspondence Project's online archive of Wallace's letters, Wallace Letters Online (WLO),
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.
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...
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¦