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Record number: WCP1847

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.

Record created:
14 March 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline
Verified by:
05/12/2012 - Szentgyorgyi, Katherine (All except summary checked);


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LETTER (WCP1847.4049)

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

Held by:
Cambridge University Library
Finding number:
MS Dar. 106: B1
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate
Record scrutiny:
05/12/2012 - Szentgyorgyi, Katherine;

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5 Westbourne Grove Terrace. W

April 7th. 1862

My dear Mr. Darwin1

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 du<r>ing 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 but & I think [[2]] 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 Stevens 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]

C. Darwin Esq.


1. Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882)

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