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Record number: WCP12

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
William Greenell [ARW's son] Wallace
12 May 1891

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset to William Greenell [ARW's son] Wallace [none given] on 12 May 1891.

Record created:
01 June 2002 by Lucas, Paula J.


Describes ordering a book on conic section for William.

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A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.

Held by:
Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP1/1/12
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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Parkstone, Dorset

May 12th. 1891

My dear Will

I have just remembered that I forgot to order the book on Conic Sections you wanted. I Sent your letter to Hursh & have forgotten the title. If you will write it correctly in the enclosed letter & post it you will have it in a day or two.[[2]] No news. -- Very busy -- awfully busy with garden & greenhouse blinds, etc. preparing for Exams, etc. etc…

Write me some news about College.

Your affectionate Papa | Alfred R. Wallace -- [signature]

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