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Record number: WCP1719

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Philip Lutley Sclater
7 April 1862

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, 5 Westbourne Grove Terrace, London, W. to Philip Lutley Sclater [none given] on 7 April 1862.

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27 October 2011 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP1719.1602)

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

WCP1725 was sent with this letter as an enclosure.

Held by:
Zoological Society of London
Finding number:
GB 0814 BADW
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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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 [[2]] 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 [[3]] 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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