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Record number: WCP3179

Sent by:
Joseph Norman Lockyer
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
[not recorded]

Sent by Joseph Norman Lockyer, 16 Penywern Road, S.W. to Alfred Russel Wallace [none given] on  .

Record created:
30 November 2011 by Mayer, Anna


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LETTER (WCP3179.3147)

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

Held by:
British Library, The
Finding number:
BL Add. 46441 f. 183
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Joseph Norman Lockyer Literary Estate.

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16 Pen Y Wern R[oa]d


[Date illegible]2

My dear Wallace --

I was examiner last year but I don't know if[?] they will reappoint me -- If they do and any help is wanted I am sure no one else could help us better than you.

Ever truly yours | J Norman Lockyer3 [signature]


1. Page numbered 183 in pencil in top RH corner.

2. "Before 1899" in square brackets, written in pencil beneath date.

3. Lockyer, Joseph Norman ("Norman") (1836-1920). English scientist and astronomer. With the French scientist Pierre Jansen, credited with the discovery of helium. He was also the founder (in 1869) and first editor of the influential scientific journal Nature.

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