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Record number: WCP1520

Sent by:
Robert Stawell Ball
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
14 January 1896

Sent by Robert Stawell Ball, Cambridge to Alfred Russel Wallace [address not recorded] on 14 January 1896.

Record created:
23 May 2011 by NHM


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LETTER (WCP1520.1299)

A typical letter  .

Held by:
Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP1/9/20
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Robert Stawell Ball Literary Estate.

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[[1]]1, 2



14 Jan[uary] [18]96

My dear Mr Wallace,

I cannot tell you how much pleased I was by your letter on the [2 words illeg.] in "Nature" last week. The illustrations it gave seemed most admirable and just to the point I had felt that Cubewells[?] notions were quite unusual as I tried to explain in my letter on the same paper but your explanation was [[2]] [1 word illeg.] better than mine giving as it did such very apt instances.

Believe me to be | Yours truly | Robert Ball2 [signature]


1. Written in an unidentified hand in the top left of the page is 'Answ[ere]d.'.

2. Written at the top of the page is the archival reference 'WP1/9/20'.

3. Ball, Robert Stawell (1840-1913). Irish astronomer.

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