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Record number: WCP2535

Sent by:
Frederick Du Cane Godman
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
16 December 

Sent by Frederick Du Cane Godman, 7 Carlos Place, W. to Alfred Russel Wallace [none given] on 16 December .

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30 November 2011 by Mayer, Anna


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LETTER (WCP2535.2425)

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

Held by:
British Library, The
Finding number:
BL Add. 46438 ff. 299-300
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Frederick Du Cane Godman Literary Estate.

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7, Carlos Place,


Dec[ember] 16.

Dear Mr. Wallace,

I am sure you will be interested to know that I have just seen Mr Druce1, who has had the Lepidoptera your young friend Birch2 has sent from Trinidad He says that they are extremely well collected and that he is very well pleased [[2]] with them. I hear that there is already a collector (Entomological) in the interior of British Guiana -- in the neighbourhood of Roraima, and that Mr. Schaus3 has also just returned from Guiana with a very large collection, so I do not think Birch would do better than the mountains [[3]] in the interior of northern Brazil -- Of course there is still plenty to be done on the tributaries of the upper Amazon but let him try Brazil first.

Very truly y[ou]rs | F. D. Godman4 [signature]


1. Druce, Herbert FLS (1846-1913). British entomologist

2. Birch, Frederick. R. "Fred", naturalist

3. Schaus, William (1858-1942). American entomologist

4. Godman, Frederick DuCane (1834–1919) British lepidopterist, entomologist and ornithologist.

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