‘An Essay, On the Best Method of Conducting the Kington Mechanic's Institution’ is one of the earliest written works by Alfred Russel Wallace (1823−1913) known to have reached print. The circumstances of its writing are still not clear, though I here review pertaining facts and theories that seem to indicate Wallace actually was the author of the essay, which had been questioned.
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Smith, Charles H., "Alfred Russel Wallace Notes 14: Background for Wallace's 1845 Kington Essay" (2020). Faculty/Staff Personal Papers. Paper 197.