"The cabinet is a 'national treasure,'...when you see how and what specimens are laid out in
this cabinet, the organizing mind of one of the greatest scientists of the 19th century is revealed."
--David Grimaldi, Curator of the Division of Invertebrate Zoology, AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, NEW YORK
"It's not just what we call an "Oh, my' collection, something with pretty and big and bizarre creatures...' This is as close as a modest science can get to looking at the world through Wallace's eyes.
--David Furth, Collections Manager, Smithsonian Entomology Department quoted in "The Work in Darwin's Shadow," by Joel Achenbach, THE WASHINGTON POST