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Record number: WCP2508

Sent by:
Edward Murray East
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
27 August 1912

Sent by Edward Murray East, Bussey Institution, Harvard, Forest Hills, Massachusetts, USA to Alfred Russel Wallace Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne, Dorset on 27 August 1912.

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30 November 2011 by Mayer, Anna


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LETTER (WCP2508.2398)

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

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British Library, The
Finding number:
BL Add. 46438 f. 240
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Not in copyright

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Aug[ust]. 27, 1912

Dr. A. R. Wallace,

Wimborne, Dorset,


Dear Sir:

For several years Harvard University has had a research laboratory here for the experimental study of Evolution. My own paper being along botanical lines, I cannot hope that any should have come to your notice, but I hope that you have heard of the word of Prof. Castle.

I am writing to ask if you would be so good as to have a photograph of yourself send me for our our laboratory. I feel that the sight of even the photograph reproduction of the face of so great a master of biology would be a great stimulus to the researches of our professors and students. The favor would be highly appreciated.

Very respectfully yours | EM East [signature]


1. Written at the top left of the page is "Lent -- & latter -- Sept[ember]. 9th (one of Hoppe's)".

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