Sent by ?Albert Smith Bickmore, D. Appleton & Co, Publishers, Booksellers and Stationery, New York, 90, 92 & 94 Grand Street, Corner of Greene, USA to Alfred Russel Wallace, [9 St Mark's Crescent, Regent's Park, London, N.W.] on 17 September 1868.
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Transcriber: Catchpole, Caroline
Transcription date: March 7, 2013
Scrutiny: 07/03/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
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D. APPLETON & CO.
Publishers, Booksellers and Stationers,
90, 92 & 94 GRAND STREET, CORNER OF GREENE
New York, Sept[ember] 17. 1868
My dear Sir
Your note of Aug 27th has been duly received, and I am considerably surprised to hear that you will publish an account of your travels so much time has elapsed since you returned to London.
In my work I have referred to your travels in two or three places in such a manner as you could desire.
I suspect my book1 is likely to be before the public in advance of yours as we have finished our work so much sooner than I had expected that Mr. [] Murray can bring it out whenever he pleases.
A wealthy banker in Wall St. has purchased all my collection-- the bird set about double the rates you have mentioned. My bird of paradise Mr Gould has purchased for £10 & it is now on its way to London.
My friend besides purchasing all my collections has given me a Professorship of Natural History in Madison University.
I enclose an order on Mr Murray for one of my books and would like to have you give me one on your American publisher.
My collection nearly all go to [] Madison University and as I shall have control of them I doubt not we may effect some exchanges.
Very truly yours | Albert. S. Bickmore2 [signature]
P.S. You may direct as above & the firm will forward the letter.
1. Travels in the East Indian Archipelago published in 1868.
2. Albert S. Bickmore (1839 – 1914), American naturalist and a founder of the American Museum of Natural History.
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