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Record number: WCP2177

Sent by:
Thomas William Bland
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
6 February 1880

Sent by Thomas William Bland, 45x47 Exchange Place, New York, USA to Alfred Russel Wallace [none given] on 6 February 1880.

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30 November 2011 by Mayer, Anna


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LETTER (WCP2177.2067)

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

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British Library, The
Finding number:
BL Add. 46436 f. 94
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Not in copyright

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45 & 47 Exchange Place

N[ew] Y[ork]

6th. February 1880

My Dear Sir,

I had the pleasure of writing to you on the 12th. [word illeg.], with Prof[essor]. [word illeg.] notes regarding the Bermuda Lizard..

As to the Insects I wrote to Mr Jones, and can now quote from his reply, -- "I cannot say with certainty as to the Myrmeleon (Ant lion) found in Bermuda, Dr. Angen considered it new, but would not undertake to decide.

With respect to the Coleoptera, Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera and Neuroptera, I do not believe a single species can be claimed as Bermudian.

I have done some work on my book[?] of West Indian[?] land shells, and may soon forward to you a little abstract, shewing [sic] the generic distribution.

Pray at all times commend my services.

I am | My Dear Sir | faithfully yours | Dr. [word illeg.] Bland [signature]

Alfred R. Wallace Esq.


1. There is a catalogue/reference number inscribed in the top right hand corner of the page. It reads "94".

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