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Record number: WCP2500

Sent by:
Isaac Bayley Balfour
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
13 March 1911

Sent by Isaac Bayley Balfour, R Botanic Garden, Edinburgh to Alfred Russel Wallace [none given] on 13 March 1911.

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30 November 2011 by Mayer, Anna


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LETTER (WCP2500.2390)

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

Held by:
British Library, The
Finding number:
BL Add. 46438 f. 205
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Isaac Bayley Balfour Literary Estate.

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[No address]2

Mar. 13. 1911

Dear Sir,

I hasten to add my personal thanks to the official acknowledgement that goes to you for the gift of your book to our Literary Reading Room where it will be a source of instruction and also stimulus [[2]] to all our pupils.

I shall not forget to give you a share of any striking novelty that may come to us of these many Eastern Primulas3.

I am truly | Isaac Bayley Balfour4 [signature]

Alfred R. Wallace E[sq]

O. M. D. C. L. F. R. S


1. Page numbered 205 in top RH corner and "Isaac B Balfour" written in pencil at top centre.

2. There is no written address. The seal of the Regius Keeper, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh is at top LH corner of page.

3. A genus of mainly herbaceous flowering plants in the family Primulaceae.

4. Balfour, Isaac Bayley (1853-1922). Scottish botanist and Professor of Botany at the University of Edinburgh 1888-1922.

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