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

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, 5 Westbourne Grove Terrace, London, W to Philip Lutley Sclater [none given] on ?4 April 1862.

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27 October 2011 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP1724.1607)

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

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

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5, Westbourne Terrace, W.

April 4th. 1862

To P. L. Sclater Esq.1

Secretary to the Zoological Society of London.

Dear Sir

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 [[2]] 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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