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Record number: WCP3181

Sent by:
Raymond Holbrook Arnot
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
21 April 1899

Sent by Raymond Holbrook Arnot, 423 Powers Building, Rochester, New York, USA to Alfred Russel Wallace, [Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset] on 21 April 1899.

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30 November 2011 by Mayer, Anna


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LETTER (WCP3181.3149)

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

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British Library, The
Finding number:
BL Add. 46441 ff. 186-187
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423 Powers Building

Rochester N.Y.

21 Apr. ‘99

My dear Mr. Wallace

It gives me great pleasure to tell you how prosperous the club is to which you so kindly allowed your name to be given. The membership is now somewhat over fifty, and the members are enthusiastic over the work and over their new club rooms at 415-420 [[2]] Ellwanger & Barry Bldg1. Our membership includes many of the best thinkers of Rochester, and we are determined to make a vigorous educational propaganda in addition to our work as a scientific club.

The club would like very much to know where a uniform edition of your [[3]] works can be obtained. The club has not yet purchased your works, for the reason that we expected a uniform edition to be published soon.

Will you be kind enough to tell us in a few sentences exactly what your position is on the theories of Mr [[4]] Darwin?

Assuring you of our sincere respect and regard.

Believe me, dear Mr. Wallace | Yours very faithfully | R. H. Arnot [signature]


Alfred Russel Wallace Scientific

Club of Rochester


1. The Ellwanger & Barry Building was built in 1888 for the nursery firm of the same name. It cost over $300,000 to build.

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