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Sent by:
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
On:
24 [May] [1862]

Sent by Charles Robert Darwin, Down, Bromley, Kent to Alfred Russel Wallace, [5 Westbourne Grove Terrace, London, W] on 24 [May] [1862].

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

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LETTER (WCP1849.1739)

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

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British Library, The
Finding number:
BL Add. 46434 ff. 25-26
Copyright owner:
©William H. Darwin
Record scrutiny:
05/12/2012 - Szentgyorgyi, Katherine;

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[[1]]

Down.

Bromley.

Kent. S.E.

24th1

My dear Mr Wallace

I write one line to thank you for your note & to say that the B. of Oxford wrote the Quarterly R (paid £60), aided by Owen. In the Edinburgh Owen no doubt praised himself. Mr. Maws Review in Zoologist is one of the best; & staggered me in part, for I did not see the sophistry of parts-- I could lend you any which you might wish to see; but you would [[2]] soon be tired. Hopkins in Fraser & Pictet are two of the best.--

I am glad you approve of my little Orchid Book; but it has not been worth, I fear, the 10 months it has cost me: it was a hobby horse & so beguiled me.--

I am sorry to hear that you are suffering from Boils; I have often had fearful crops: I hope that the Doctors are right in saying [[3]] that they are serviceable.--

How puzzled you must be to know what to begin at. You will do grand work, I do not doubt.-- My health is, & always will be, very poor: I am that miserable animal a regular valetudinarian.--

Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin [signature]

ENDNOTES

1. "[24 May 1862]" is written in pencil in another hand in the top right hand corner of the page.

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