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A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
WCP1725 was sent with this letter as an enclosure.
An original MS
Pages with text: 3
Transcriber: Brunnen, Claire
Transcription date: February 16, 2012
Scrutiny: 13/04/2012 - Jenkins, Helen; 18/04/2012 - Szentgyorgyi, Katherine; 15/01/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
Signed off: no
5 Westbourne Grove Terrace, W.
April 7th. 1862
Mr dear Dr. Sclater1
I had just sent off my letter to you with accounts &c. before I received yours with enclosures.
I wish to leave the matter of the Paradiseas2 entirely in your hands, merely observing that I do not consider I have any claim upon the Society beyond the £150 and the actual cost of my passage home £137.3. I added the other expenses incurred because [] I understand from Stevens that the Society were disposed to pay all the expenses I had incurred in bringing home the birds. Perhaps therefore you had better separate the ½ sheet containing the Acc[oun]t. & show merely the statement of expenses to be dealt with as the Society think proper.
I shall not be able to attend the meeting of the Soc[iety]. tomorrow evening being far [] from well.
I enclose a letter of thanks to the Council.
I remain | Dear Dr. Sclater | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]
P. L. Sclater Esq
1. Philip Lutley Sclater (1829-1913), English lawyer and zoologist
2. Refers to the genus Paradisaea, which consists of the Birds of Paradise species
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