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Sent by:
Edward Murray East
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
On:
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
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BL Add. 46438 f. 240
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HARVARD UNIVERSITY

BUSSEY INSTITUTION

FOREST HILLS, MASS.

Aug[ust]. 27, 1912

Dr. A. R. Wallace,

Wimborne, Dorset,

England

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]

ENDNOTES

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

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