A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Total Pages : 4
Pages with text: 3
Transcriber: Benny, Ruth
Transcription date: November 5, 2014
Scrutiny: 05/11/2014 - Benny, Ruth;
Signed off: no
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 [] 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 [] 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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