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: Szentgyorgyi, Katherine
Transcription date: June 13, 2012
Scrutiny: 15/01/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
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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 [] 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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