SHA County Co-ordinator: Carolyn Kennett
Wallace, Alfred Russell (1823-1913), born in Usk, Monmouthshire, Wales he died at Wimborne, Dorset. He best known as co-discoverer of the theory of evolution. Wallace developed a keen interest in astronomy in later life. He debated, theorized and wrote about life on other planets especially Mars. He also wrote extensively on astronomy during the 19th century ODNB.
Other sites of note
Bloxworth Estate – numerous astronomical books dating from 1738 now held by the Dorset records office.
Dorset Record Office
Bridport Road, Dorchester, DT1 1RP, England (Tel 01305 250550; Fax 01305 257184; Email firstname.lastname@example.org; URL http://www.dorset-cc.gov.uk/archives)