Alfred Russel Wallace Notes 7: Wallace, Bates and John Plant - The Leicester Connection

Charles H. Smith, Jen Walklate* (Corresponding Author)

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Abstract

Among the many minor puzzles surrounding the life and career of Alfred Russel
Wallace (1823‒1913) is how he and Henry Walter Bates (1825‒92) first met.
The only direct evidence on this matter appears to be two passages from
Wallace’s autobiography My Life, one being: “How I was fi rst introduced to Henry
Walter Bates I do not exactly remember, but I rather think I heard him mentioned as
an enthusiastic entomologist, and met him at the library” (Wallace 1905, 1: 237).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-24
Number of pages7
JournalThe Linnean
Volume33
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2017

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