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Record number: WCP2175

Sent by:
Edward D. Atkinson
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
13 January 1880

Sent by Edward D. Atkinson, Circular Head, Tasmania, Australia to Alfred Russel Wallace [none given] on 13 January 1880.

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30 November 2011 by Mayer, Anna


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LETTER (WCP2175.2065)

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

Held by:
British Library, The
Finding number:
BL Add. 46436 ff. 91-92
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Edward D. Atkinson Literary Estate.

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Circular Head


13th January 1880

My dear Sir

I have been a good deal away from house -- in Melbourne and elsewhere -- since your last letter arrived, or sh[oul]d have written sooner [[2]] sooner[sic] to thank you for your 'carte' which I am very glad to possess.

The "fire-weed" is a senecio probably S. Australia's. I have never seen the plant except where it has grown after a fire & the stronger the fire the thicker the plant [[3]] grows -- I am sorry the bulbs arrived in such bad condition I hope to mark out some more this year & will be more careful in packing them.

With kind regards | I remain | Yours very faithfully | E. D. Atkinson [signature]

A. R. Wallace Esq[ui]re. F. R. S.

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