Sent by Henry Edward Armstrong, 55 Granville Park, Lewisham, London SE to Alfred Russel Wallace, [Old Orchard, Broadstone, Dorset] on 14 August 1910.
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Transcription date: November 11, 2014
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55. Granville Park,
Lewisham, London, S.E.
Aug[ust]. 14 10.
Dear Mr. Wallace,
I believe the number has been estimated at 100, 000. But the possibilities are infinite: we can turn out new compounds of the thousand, if required. Nowadays we limit the output to those of some special interest. Nature, however, is very conservative & [] the possibilites are limited in comparison with these afforded by the laboratory; this is because vital chemistry is in large measure, a directed process. I have dealt with this point to some extent in my address last year at the B. G. meeting, of which I venture[?] to enclose a copy.
Yours truly3 | Henry E. Armstrong4 [signature]
1. A single underlined word is written in the upper lefthand corner.
2. 153 is written in the upper righthand corner.
3. Above the signature is a stamp depicting a crown ringed by the words BRITISH MUSEUM.
4. Armstrong, Henry Edward (1848-1937). English chemist.
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