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Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Charles Robert Darwin
7 April 1862

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, 5 Westbourne Grove Terrace, London, W to Charles Robert Darwin [none given] on 7 April 1862.

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30 November 2011 by Mayer, Anna
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05/12/2012 - Szentgyorgyi, Katherine (All except summary checked);


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LETTER (WCP1847.1737)

A transcription typewritten  in English.

Held by:
British Library, The
Finding number:
BL Add. 46434 f. 23
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate
Record scrutiny:
05/12/2012 - Szentgyorgyi, Katherine;

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To C. Darwin.) 5 Westbourne Grove Terrace. W. April 7th. 1862

My dear Mr Darwin

I was much pleased to receive your note this morning. I have not yet begun work but hope to be soon busy. As I am being doctored a little I do not think I shall be able to accept your kind invitation at present but trust to be able to do so during the summer.

I beg you to accept a wild honeycomb from the island of Timor, not quite perfect but the best I could get. It is of a small size but of characteristic form & I think will be interesting to you. I was quite unable to get the honey out of it, so fear you will find it somewhat in a mess but no doubt you will know how to clean it.

I have told Ste1vens2 to send it to you.

Hoping your health is now quite restored & with best wishes

I remain| My dear Mr Darwin | Yours very sincerely | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]


1. This "e" is typewritten over an original typewritten letter "a"

2. Samuel Stevens, Wallaces London agent, lived 1817 – 1899

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