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A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
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Pages with text: 2
Transcriber: Brunnen, Claire
Transcription date: March 2, 2012
Scrutiny: 13/04/2012 - Jenkins, Helen; 17/04/2012 - Hill, Jenny; 15/01/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
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5, Westbourne Terrace, W.
April 4th. 1862
To P. L. Sclater Esq.1
Secretary to the Zoological Society of London.
I herewith enclose you my original proposal as to the Birds of Paradise which was accepted by the Zool[ogical]. Society, and an account made out in accordance therewith.
You will see that this proposal was made by me before my last journeys to New Guinea under the impression that I might obtain the birds myself, or from native traders at a low price, whereas [] you will see by the enclosed receipt that I was obliged to pay $400 or £92 for them. I also gave up a months collecting in Sumatra in order to come to Singapore & secure the birds.
Please let me know as soon as you can whether the enclosed account is accepted.
I remain My dear Dr. Sclater | Yours very faithfully | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]
1. Sclater, Philip Lutley, 1829-1913, ornithologist .
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