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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Transcriber: Catchpole, Caroline
Transcription date: October 11, 2012
Scrutiny: 15/01/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
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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, Wallace’s London agent, lived 1817 – 1899
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