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Record number: WCP299

Sent by:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Sent to:
Violet Isabel Wallace
16 December 1897

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Parkstone, Dorset, to Violet Isabel Wallace [address not recorded] on 16 December 1897.

Record created:
01 June 2002 by Lucas, Paula J.


Re. acorns and a hedgehog; bill for flannelette; Florence; orchids wanted from A. H. Grimsditch, Liverpool; no news from her brother William.

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LETTER (WCP299.299)

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

Held by:
Natural History Museum
Finding number:
NHM WP1/2/98
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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Parkstone, Dorset.

Dec. 16th. 1897

My dear Violet

I did enclose some acorns in a paper with the hedgehog &c. but they are not growing

I enclose you the bill for the flannellette[sic] & only received a week or two ago. The first two lots are yours and Florences I think.

If she will be so good, she can send me the account in any of the orchids named, [[2]] which are to be had of a man named A. H. Grimsditch at 17, Dryden Road, Edge Lane, Liverpool. The kinds I want from his old list, which I have, are as named on the other side. The first two preferred if he has them. They are quite small so they can be sent by post, only I want nice fresh specimens with good leaves.

We have had no letter from Will for 2 weeks, but hope to hear in a day or two.

Your affectionate Pa | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]

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