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: November 7, 2012
Scrutiny: 15/01/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
Signed off: no
24 Bloomsbury Street London W.
Dec[ember] 16, 1861
My dear sir,
I want to acknowledge your letter of Dec[embe]r. 3rd. in which you inform me the insects selected come to £37.19.7 & that you had sent back [a] case of Mr. Bates such species which had not been taken
I wrote to W. Alx[?] Macnaughton at Edinburgh soon after I had received your previous Letter, he wrote back and stated that as soon as he had got the money from his [] client he would hand over to me the £32 he has not yet however done so, perhaps I had better [1 word illeg.] write & remind him again--
I expect Mr Wallace in England in april next, in his last letter he asked me to ask you if you could send him 2 male spec[ie]s. first of the true Priamus from Amboyna in exchange for a fine male Crasus[sic], altho[ugh] he took several Priamus, he did not get a good male, & he says he thinks you re[ceive]d a large number from the late [] Dr. Doleshall--
I am now sorting a large Coll[ectio]n of Mr Wallace Butt[erflie]s from Waigim[?], Mysol, & N. Ceram, some of them might suit you, I have got Cocytea d' Unvillic fine for sale @ 20/ each should you or your friends require it--
Shall be very glad to see you next spring in England
I am | dear Sir | yours faithfully | Samuel Stevens [signature]
Dr. [1 word illeg.] I believe has returned to Lisbon
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