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Sent by:
Francis Jeffrey Bell
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
19 March 1878

Sent by Francis Jeffrey Bell, Magdalene College, Cambridge? to Alfred Russel Wallace, [?Waldron Edge, Duppas Hill, Croydon] on 19 March 1878.

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30 November 2011 by Mayer, Anna


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LETTER (WCP2357.2247)

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

Held by:
British Library, The
Finding number:
BL Add. 46435 ff. 383-384
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Francis Jeffrey Bell Literary Estate.

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[[1]]1, 2

Magdalen College,


19 March 1898


I do not know whether I am other than the first in calling your attention to the epithet enter it[?] applied by you to the genus Hyomoschus (fen. Dirt vol. i p. 120). The myology of this animal has lately been the subject of investigation (Chatin -- Animales des Sc. Nat. 5e ver. [[2]] Zool. et Pal. tom .xv. (1872)). This paper -- referred to by myself [1 word illeg.] (P. 3. 5. Feb[ruary]. 1. 1896) has been also referred to by Prof. Flower (P. 3. 5. March 16.1895 -- p. 181 of part ii for that year --); in this latter paper various other observations in the mineral sostelogical[?] characters of Hyomoschus will be formed.

Your own segment -- on page [[3]]3 xiii of your preface must be my apology for troubling you with this note.

I have sir | The honour to be |Your very faithful servant | F. Jeffrey Bell4 [signature]

A R Wallace Esq.


1. "Jeffrey Bell" is written faintly in the upper left hand corner in an unidentified hand.

2. 383 is written in the upper right hand corner.

3. 384 is written in the upper right hand corner.

4. Below the signature is a stamp depicting a crown encircled by the words "British Museum".

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