Wallace Letters Online

Share this:

Record number: WCP1724

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.

Record created:
27 October 2011 by Catchpole, Caroline


No summary available at this time.

Record contains:

  • letter (1)

View item:

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:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

Physical description

Transcription information




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 .

Please note that work on this transcript is not yet complete. Users are advised to study electronic image(s) of this document, if available.