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Sent by:
Albert Alberg
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
On:
27 March 1912

Sent by Albert Alberg, Villa "Änggärdet", Mellösa, Sweden to Alfred Russel Wallace, [Old Orchard, Broadstone, Dorset] on 27 March 1912.

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30 November 2011 by Mayer, Anna

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LETTER (WCP2069.1959)

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

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British Library, The
Finding number:
BL Add. 46442 ff. 159-160
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Albert Alberg Literary Estate.

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[[1]]

Villa "Änggärdet"

Mellösa

Sweden

March 27 1912

Professor Alfred Rusell [sic] Wallace

London

May I be permitted to send you the enclosed literal re-translation into English of your thanks to the Colorado University., -- and from your therin expressed delight in seeking to slove the mysteries of nature. I thought I might take the liberty of enclosing a couple of copies of a pamphlet by me, which I think will greatly interest you, [word illeg.] ice-palingenesis -- "Frost Flowers on the Windows".

Since I wrote this 1899. I leave noted down a few more such examples, which I hope to publish later on (although I am now 73 years old) which will further illustrate and [word illeg.] the origin of [[2]] such displays.

In central Sweden, where I live, double glasses in the windows are generally used which prevent these fine ice-palingenesis. To frequently be seen here, which else one would expect. However Canada will very likely furnish excellent opportunities of observing such. Chicago was most excellent as only single panes of glasses there are used in abodes and shops.

In 1882 I wrote: "The Floral King: a Life of Linnaeus", published by W. H. Allen and Co London 1888, in which a reference to palingenesis is made by Linnaeus, quoted in my pamphlet, -- and is added to the Library of the Linnean Society, -- for which reason I address this letter c/o L. S. as I don't know your private address.

With profound respect

Sin[cerely], I am your humble servant | Albert Alberg [signature]

Litteration [sic]

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