A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Pages with text: 3
Transcriber: Arias, Lily C.
Transcription date: October 18, 2012
Scrutiny: 15/01/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
Signed off: no
24 Bloomsbury Street London W.
Aug[ust] 2nd 1860
My dear Sir
Your esteemed letter of 28th July is only to hand & I have as you requested drawn on you at light for 840 florins & in a day or two. I have no doubt you have will have the Bill presented.
I have just received another sending of Butterflies from Mr. Wallace from Menado[sic] & as soon as they are ready for [] Sale will make you [1 word illeg.] a sending from them & from Moreton bay & other parts of Australia of Butterflies & moths & others[?.] & will at the same time send the Orthoptera for your friend.
Mrs. Degrilee[?] of Paris is at present with me & expect he will be engaged a few days longer looking over my insects for sale of which I have a large number particularly Coleoptera.
I am | dear Sir | yours faithfully & obl[ige]d | Samuel Stevens [signature]
Dr. C. Felder
[] I am afraid I have only a very imperfect ♂of Callithea Batesii a Markii & never now expect to see this again as Mr. Bates does not return to Brazils[sic], he is now settled in Busenip[?] with his Brothers. I have a [1 word illeg.] ♂ imperfect but no female at all which is exceedingly rare I never saw but one ♀.
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