Re. the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter (diagram enclosed -see WP1/2/84); death of (Henry Walter) Bates; chess games with Miss West, Mr Pocock and Mr Linton; visit by the Sharpes and Mrs Besant; Mrs Besant's lectures; Miss Webb; plays Hamlet and Henry VIII.
An enclosure handwritten in English.
Sketch diagram of relative positions of Earth, Venus and Jupiter in Feb 1892. Enclosure to letter from Alfred Russel Wallace to Violet Wallace, from Parkstone, Dorset (See WP1/2/83)
An original MS
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Transcriber: Benny, Ruth
Transcription date: October 20, 2014
Scrutiny: 20/10/2014 - Benny, Ruth;
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Diagram of position of Earth Venus and Jupiter when the two planets are seem near each together.
Jupiter revolved in 12 years Venus in 8 months
[by Wallace diagram of relative positions of Earth, Venus and Jupiter in February 1892]
Next September and October Jupiter will be nearest us & opposite the sun --[symbol for therefore] seen at midnight . Venus can never be opposite the sun, but is seen only at morning or evening.
1. Written in an unidentified hand at the top right of the page is the archival reference "[WP1/2/84]".
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