Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, 5 Westbourne Grove Terrace, London, W to Philip Lutley Sclater [none given] on .
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A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
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Transcriber: Knott, Peter
Transcription date: February 16, 2012
Scrutiny: 17/04/2012 - Hill, Jenny; 15/01/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
Signed off: no
5, Westbourne Grove Terrace, w.
My dear Dr. Sclater1
I have not left my room since I was at the Meeting last Tuesday week or should have seen you before this. I hope I shall be well enough to come next Tuesday. Do you know any one who has skins of Paradiseas2? I should like to know Epim[achus]. magnus3, Astrap[ia]. mayeri4, P[aradisea]. sexsetacea5 & P[aradisea]. superba6 to complete [] the set I think of exhibiting.
I should like much to see the Banjirmassing7[sic?] bird & will call as soon as I can get out.
I shall hope to show you my novelties next week.
Yours very truly | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]
P. L. Sclater Esq.
1. Philip Lutley Sclater (1829-1913), an ornithologist.
2. Family name which includes birds of paradise.
3. The Long-tailed Paradise Bird or Superb Plume-Bird.
4. The Ribbon-tailed Astrapia or Shawn Mayer’s Astrapia.
5. The Six-shafted Paradise Bird.
6. The superb bird of paradise.
7. Banjarmasin in Indonesia.
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